Saving Grace

7 Jun

Illustration: Joanna Neborsky

“If the young bear the harshest burden of the economic crisis — 48 percent of Greeks below age 24 are unemployed — they do so with a mix of denial, frantic exuberance and a debilitating [why debilitating?] sense of the absurd. A flash mob recently appeared in Syntagma Square, not to protest the lack of jobs or the political gridlock but to dance to ’N Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye.” Nearby, another graffiti slogan seemed to capture the mood: “Dancing All the Time, Feeling All the Rage.””

“Paralysis in Athens”  NYT, Randall Fuller

 

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