Greece looks in the mirror, and cringes
Even after the crisis began to grip the Attic nation, its people remained in blissful denial. Even now, after admitting the hard truth that it's all their own fault, some remain sunnily optimistic.
ATHENS – My first visit to Athens as a journalist was in March 2010, a few days after Greek government bonds began to collapse on the international financial markets. The nation's financial straits, structural ills and bond market all delivered a clear message: Greece was about to collapse, which would send the European capital markets into a maelstrom.