Maria Margaronis is a writer and radio documentary maker, and a longtime contributor to The Nation.
Greek politics is in a state of molecular meltdown, but the election story told by European politicians and journalists doesn’t begin to map it.
The financial crunch has broken the illusion of stability, exposing a deeper crisis of representation.
In the battle between the markets and democracy, it’s one to democracy—with all its flaws and pitfalls.
Almost all the candidates in the Greek election—on the same day as the French—see support for austerity as political suicide.
In less than two years, Athens has changed from a reasonably prosperous capital to a broken city.
Greece feels like a labyrinth from which there is no exit.
A German proposal to take over Greece’s finances has sent ripples through the Summit, but austerity may be starting to go out of style.
The Stranger's Child traces the vanishing of same-sex love through suppression and then, paradoxically, acceptance and openness.
Returning to Athens after three months away, I found the state close to dissolution and people in despair.