Should We Really Feel So Sorry for Greece?

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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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Wright is also a fellow at the New America Foundation and editor in chief of Bloggingheads.tv. His other books include Nonzero, which was named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book in 2000 and included on Fortune magazine's list of the top 75 business books of all-time. Wright's best-selling book The Moral Animal was selected as one of the ten best books of 1994 by The New York Times Book Review.Wright has contributed to The Atlantic for more than 20 years. He has also contributed to a number of the country's other leading magazines and newspapers, including: The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Time, and Slate, and the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Financial Times. He is the recipient of a National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism and his books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

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