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Cooperative governments that came about in the last years have been a product of necessity, political arithmetic, not of conviction to better government and consent to a nation-wide understanding so as to get through the evident national dead ends, to end national decay.
To be sure, any austerity plan imposed on the country will not be successful if it does not also embrace a complementary option that is manifestly available to provide hope to ordinary people in Greece whose mounting distress is real and must be taken into account.
Now that a cycle has run its course and it feels like a whole century has passed since the Sunday of the referendum, I dare ask the sacrilegious question: What would have possibly happened had we voted "YES"?
A strategically deficient fixation on revolutionary rhetoric and the simultaneous belief in a new universal "autonomy" of the state was defeated in the face of a reality that requires modern analytical and problem-solving tools as well as a new theory for the future.
Beyond the words, the citations from Sophocles, the proliferation of more or less discounted symbols, what really counted were the faces, the expressions, the bodies of the European representatives.
The Greeks have defied fear. But how will the European governments deal with their own fears? Specifically, how will they react to the possible light-speed contagion of Syriza's rebelliousness in Spain, Portugal and Italy?