Monday, May 27, 2013

The Crusade to save Greece

Since the crisis began, I’ve heard many Greeks and Greek-Americans talk about the notion of ‘saving’ Greece. At every turn, whether it is on Greek Television or in conversations amongst friends, we are bombarded with this idealistic campaign for “national unity” during these difficult times in order to help prevent economic collapse.  In the Diaspora, they talk of investing in the motherland, raising aid for those in need, and boosting tourism.  However, just what is it, exactly, that we are supposed to be saving?