February 2, 2013

Greek Fascists Infiltrating Schools

Nathalie Savaricas, The Independent

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Evdoxia, also 16, wants to be a lawyer. She wears pink glasses and her manicured little finger sports a golden ring with a sparkly heart. Her nails and clothes are black – the favourite colour of many adolescents, but also of her favourite political party. "Golden Dawn is not a descendent of Nazism," Evdoxia insists, playing with the cherry shaped pendant dangling from her neck. "Whoever thinks it is, doesn't know what the party's really about." She is typical of the new Golden Dawn supporter. The punishing austerity programme that has gripped Greece as it struggles to cling to its eurozone membership has radically eroded her middle class quality of life. The weekly supermarket shopping became monthly. Birthday and Christmas gifts vanished. Evdoxia is extremely worried about her...

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