OPINION

Fascism rears its ugly head

It is a generally accepted fact that universities are meant to be places that nurture freedom of expression and democracy.

The events currently taking place at Greek state institutions for higher education, however, point to how deeply rooted the problems in this particular sector are.

Right now, party-affiliated student unions, along with rectors who were elected through the corrupt and ailing system which has been operating to date, are making explicit threats to any faculty members or students who dare to agree with the educational reforms.

In some cases, serious threats have been uttered, implying that anyone who takes part in procedures involving the new law ?will pay for it dearly.?

Clearly, this is not what democracy is about. This is why society, the state, all responsible parties and anyone in charge for that matter, have a duty to safeguard state universities from this kind of fascist — because this is exactly what it is — approach.