Unpopular Voices: Greek public intellectuals of the political centre during the Crisis

The lecture is structured along the lines of a narrative of the progress of ideas of a number of centrist Greek intellectuals, mostly academics, writers, as well as economists outside academia, who involved themselves in public discourse since the beginning of the Crisis, in support of the spirit—if not always the letter—of the Adjustment Programme, as well as the Yes vote in past summer’s referendum. Centrist public intellectuals did not see eye to eye on everything. Yet the ideas that united them, putting them in opposition to the supporters of the anti-Memorandum side, and proponents of No at the referendum, provide an alternative view of the Greek crisis, both its causes and the attempts at overcoming it.