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What to Read on Greece: A Primer; update: From “No” to “Oh” to “WTF?”.

Here is a list of quality books, articles, essays, etc. regarding Greece, the debt referendum, and the future of the European Union. *updated Aug. 9, 2015*

1. Greece: What is to Be Done? (2013) by Karl Heinz Roth, published be Zero Books.

2. “Greece Referendum,” by Timothy B. Lee,

3. “What Comes After Oxi?,” by Nantina Vgontzas,

4. “End Greece’s Bleeding,” by Paul Krugman, The New York Times.

5. “What Would Happen to Greece If it Leaves the Euro?,” by Jordan Weissman,

6. “Greece,” by Steve Randy Waldman, on the blog interfluidity.

The following were written after Greece accepted bailout terms that double down on austerity.

7. “From the Absurd to the Tragic,” by Stathis Kouvelakis,, July 10, 2015.

8. ” ‘Tsipras Has Just Destroyed Greece,'” by Yves Smith,, July 10, 2015

Things are not looking good for democracy and the EU:

9. “Killing the European Project,” by Paul Krugman, The New York Times, July 13, 2015

10. “The EU’s Democracy Problem,” by Joshua Keating,, July 13, 2015

11. “Greece: The Struggle Continues,” an interview between Stathis Kouvelakis, a member of Syriza, and an editor from Verso books, July 14, 2015. This is substantive, learned, and deeply informative.

People often blame the government; it’s – as always – not that simple:

12. “The Myth of the Bloated Greek State,” by Deborah Boucoyannis, Foreign Affairs, Aug 6, 2015