Should We Really Feel So Sorry for Greece?

In some sense, I guess, you should feel sorry for all people and nations who suffer greatly. But that doesn't mean you should consider them helpless victims of unfair right-wing economic policies, which is the way many people, especially progressives, think of Greece. Here Matthew Yglesias and Rob Farley, both progressives, raise questions about the prevailing narrative:

You can watch their whole conversation here; it was an episode of Foreign Entanglements, a weekly show co-hosted by Farley and Matt Duss on Bloggingheads.tv.

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Robert Wright is the author of The Evolution of God and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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