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Tsakiroglou, Tasos

Efimerida ton Syntakton, Greece

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Efimerida ton Syntakton - Greece | 05/08/2013

Philosophers no longer part of debate in Greece

Around 3,000 philosophers from all over the world arrived in Athens on Sunday for the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy. The left-liberal daily Efimerida ton Syntakton complains that philosophers are too silent in times of crisis: "That's the most convincing proof of the academic entrenchment of philosophy and the distortion it is subjected to in a system that serves the interests of pragmatism, utilitarianism and ultimately cynicism. ... After adjusting for so long to the needs of a lucrative model of research and teaching, philosophy has morphed into an autistic, self-serving discipline. It's no coincidence that the social stereotype of the philosopher is that of someone who lives in his own world. More a drop-out than a militant intellectual who asks questions in the name of society and stands up to the powers that be."

Efimerida ton Syntakton - Greece | 13/03/2013

Tasos Tsakiroglou warns of "terrorism of the 20-year-olds"

If the European governments mainly cut the salaries of young employees it will inevitably lead to a generational conflict, columnist Tasos Tsakiroglou warns in the left-liberal daily Efimerida ton Syntakton: "This is perhaps the easier path for the European governments because it would be far more difficult to tax the rich and fight tax evasion. ... Those who are starting to rebel now are our own children. Highly qualified, well educated, who know how to use technology and who are being deprived of the chance to use their talents and demonstrate their skills. ... The Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich has warned that the distribution of income among the generations could become a new 'social issue' in Germany. And naturally the Germans won't forget that the psychological gap between the generations led to guerilla warfare and terrorism in the 1970s. Here in Greece we are now experiencing the 'terrorism of the twenty-year-olds'."

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