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A decision with no preparation

June 28, 2015 by Paschos Mandravelis

June 27th is a historic day for Greece. It will most probably also prove to be an ominous day, but this does not make it less historic.

Tight election campaign prompts copycat ads

January 21, 2015 by Paschos Mandravelis

As Greece heads to snap elections on Sunday, political parties have heavily drawn from the bottomless well of mostly American campaign ads to get their message across.

The wrong foreign policy stance

August 13, 2014 by Paschos Mandravelis

SYRIZA says so what if Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned Crimea into that region’s breakaway northern Cyprus? In a recent announcement, the leftist opposition party called on the government to press for a lifting of sanctions against Russia.

Catatonic opposition

July 15, 2014 by Paschos Mandravelis

The leftist opposition, and like-minded parties, have cried wolf so many times that very few people take them seriously anymore.

Banning opinion polls in the runup to elections is not the solution

May 24, 2014 by Paschos Mandravelis

Some critics might say, “Yes, but opinion polls influence voters ahead of the ballot.”

Freedom in the digital age

May 6, 2014 by Paschos Mandravelis

By banning ideas that seem insulting to the dominant way of thinking we risk missing out on useful ones. We risk social stagnation and decline.

Rethinking the Internet in politics

March 4, 2014 by Paschos Mandravelis

Greek society is in that transitional phase where it sees the previous concept of the world collapsing and is still waiting to see what the future may bring.

Justifying the doomsayers by default

January 7, 2014 by Paschos Mandravelis

Every time a step is taken to deregulate the market, two things happen: citizens acquire more choices and doomsayers spell disaster.

Snubbing Democracy 101

October 3, 2013 by Paschos Mandravelis

For the first time since the fall of the military dictatorship in 1974, a party’s deputies and members are being charged with felony; for the first time, we have seen a party like Golden Dawn enter Parliament; and for the first time, deputies are beating up citizens in the open.

Reform and its enemies

August 17, 2013 by Paschos Mandravelis

All conservatives have to do is point a finger at the present and raise the alarm about the future.

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