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Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment

Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment

作者 : Yanis Varoufakis

出版社 : The Bodley Head

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《房間裡的大人》

世界知名經濟學家、前希臘財政部長瓦魯法克斯,揭露歐盟的權力黑暗面,紀錄與三巨頭──歐盟、歐洲央行與國際貨幣基金組織的談判與過招!

「史上最棒的政治回憶錄之一。」──《衛報》

「我少數的英雄之一。只要像瓦魯法克斯這樣的人存在,就還有希望。」──斯洛維尼亞哲學家齊澤克(Slavoj Žižek)

權力掌握在一小群人手中,各種虛偽與檯面下的運作,一切由歐盟那群「房間裡的大人」所操縱與決定! 

瓦魯法克斯在2015年擔任希臘財政部長期間,反樽節的他提出與歐盟重新談判。即使他獲得希臘人民的支持,卻激怒歐洲的政治與財政菁英。然而,希臘與歐盟協商的背後真相卻不為人知……事實上歐盟的實際運行,都由一小群權力者在幕後掌握,受到嚴密掌控!

歐盟堅持降低希臘人民的工資、削減開支,以歸還積欠國外銀行的債務,但瓦魯法克斯認為這是十分不公義的政策。希臘經濟衰退,歸還債款的能力隨之降低,而借款的需求提高,因此陷入財政惡習的無線迴圈。即使他提出讓希臘得以留在歐元區更加明智的方法,卻因為不符合歐盟既定的議程,而刻意受到忽略,完全被當耳邊風。他指出歐盟的核心問題,不僅是實際掌權者以十分陰險的方式處理事情、規避責任、十分虛偽,更主要是歐盟本身不民主的本質。歐盟實際權力大部份掌握在德國手中,其他國家的財政部長僅能批准歐盟早已決定的事項。

這是瓦魯法克斯的政治回憶錄,記錄與陰險的歐盟過招的過程。即使他並不反對歐盟,但希臘受到的待遇卻十分嚴峻,各種嘗試接續遭到拒絕,希臘因此仍被困於無底洞中。他明確而勇敢地指出歐盟的問題核心,以被內部人士屏除在外的局外人角度發聲。他披露歐盟的虛偽、勾結與背叛,並呼籲重新審視歐盟的民主!

What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power.

Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece, he attempted to re-negotiate his country’s relationship with the EU. Despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of his arguments, he succeeded only in provoking the fury of Europe’s political, financial and media elite. But the true story of what happened is almost entirely unknown – not least because so much of the EU’s real business takes place behind closed doors.

In this fearless account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion and betrayal that will shake the deep establishment to its foundations.

As is now clear, the same policies that required the tragic and brutal suppression of Greece’s democratic uprising have led directly to authoritarianism, populist revolt and instability throughout the Western world.

Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.
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作者介紹
Yanis Varoufakis
Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and now the figurehead of an international grassroots movement, DiEM25, campaigning for the revival of democracy in Europe. He speaks to audiences of thousands worldwide and is the author of the international bestseller And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Born in Athens in 1961, he was for many years a professor of economics in Britain, Australia and the USA before he entered government. He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens.
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