Hardback Adults in the room : my battle with Europe's deep establishment / Yanis Varoufakis.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : The Bodley Head,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781847924452 (hbk.) : 9781847924469 (Trade paperback)
Bailoutistan -- They bend their tongues like their bows -- Treading water -- Raging against the dying of the light -- It begins -- Auspicious February -- The frenzy before the storm -- A moment to savour, darkly -- Unmasked -- Whittling our spring -- Merkel's spell -- The right stuff, foiled -- The cruellest month -- Countdown to perdition -- Adults in the room -- Lions led by donkeys --
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.
viii, 550 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
A must read for all Brexit watchers. A heroic failure: treachery, deceit, lies and finally betrayal. Clear idiomatic English makes it a pleasure to read. Doesn't augur well for negotiations though. Deja vue all over again!