Looking at the 80 years since 1940, when it stood up to the forces of fascism in World War II, Greece’s course does not justify the often regretful self-pity that characterizes sentiments expressed about it in the present.
We are a country that has always fought on the right side of history.
What’s more, Greece participated – albeit with painful intermissions – in the freedom and prosperity achieved by the West.
Undoubtedly, Greece has gone on to do far better than all its neighbors in the region. And now it has reached a position where it can deal with threats on the basis of the strength that comes with being a European family member.
It has indeed come a long way since 1940. Greece has nothing to fear.