The Greek Crisis in Context: An Interview with Marco Bassani Thomas Fleming: Prof. Bassani, as an expert on regional and autonomous movements in Europe, how do you read the situation in Greece? Marco Bassani: The Greek farce is in its essentials so simple that anyone with the slightest political sophistication should be able to follow the story, even as it is presented in the news accounts. It is a well-known story of “political parasitism” that has its climax in Italy. Greece is a Southern Italy in miniature, but without either Lombardy or Veneto to support it. The only reason...
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