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On Greece and Weimar: Self-Serving Statements Can Still Be True

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Prime Minister Antonis Samaras compared Greeks' struggle with economic hardship and political turmoil with the conditions that led to the collapse of the Weimar Republic in post-World War I Germany and ushered in the Nazi era.

Remember what Keynes thought about the Economic Consequences of the Peace, and recall that the main alternative to Keynes's squishiness was getting tough on Germany.  Plenty of opportunities for mood affiliation!  

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Steve Sailer writes:

Greece is going to invade France and Russia?

david writes:

Russia is going to exploit regional instability to limit NATO influence, more likely.

Greg G writes:

High and rising unemployment is going to benefit extreme political parties with unpredictable results.

Steve Sailer writes:

Can we declare victory in the Cold War and pull the plug on NATO?

"Back to the 1930s: The Hammer, Sickle and Swastika" (Financial Times, June 19, 2012)

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0a26ab78-b577-11e1-ab92-00144feabdc0.html#axzz28h49iFvW

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