Greece, Africa, and the Lack of Imagination
Let’s start with this: If you cannot understand Africa today without understanding Europe, then you cannot understand Europe without understanding Africa. Such a principle might unlock our imagination to think about the immigrant “problem” as part of the solution for Greece, and for Europe. This would recast the center of the conversation from Brussels or Berlin, to the Mediterranean Sea. Europe and Africa, in other words, are best understood not as two continents, but rather as two coasts on the Mediterranean Sea. Europe’s future, I would guess, depends much more on its relations with Africa than its relations with itself, which I suspect has always been the case.