Memory is selective and therein lies an explanation for some of the deep animosity between Berlin and Athens in the current debt crisis.
The negotiations between Greece and the EU bring to mind Themistocles, a man who knew when to retreat and when to fight.
The banks declarations have been painfully exposed as lies, as Greece's economy has shrunk nearly one-third since it began following austerity policies.
Alexis Tsipras set his leftist government on a collision course with Greece's creditors, proclaiming an end to the era of austerity and "five years of bailout barbarity."
All eyes are on Greece, where left-wing Alexis Tsipras became the new prime minister on Monday, Jan. 26.
Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras took over Monday as austerity-wracked Greece's new prime minister.
The illegal Turkish occupation has now gone on for some 40 years, and progressive minded people the world over should take a keen interest.
"The subjugation of democratic process to the markets was the reason why we have the crisis today...we predicted from the onset...that austerity-based policies would backfire."
Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.
This election is of significance because it took place in the context of the world crisis of capital. The crisis has hit Cyprus hard is due to the close connections of the nation's banks to the Greek economy.