I'll need to paraphrase but was reading two different pieces that seemed to connect. One said that, historically, Greeks sought wisdom while others sought God. In another piece, someone noted that the folly of God is still far greater than the wisdom of man.
The later has a biblical reference that I'm sure Doug can pull up.
economy and their near refusal, or perhaps flat out refusal to make the cuts that are necessary for EU bailout. Greece is in total denial despite the Socialist Party trying to push for cuts, the people refuse to believe there's a crisis. Tax evasion is rampant at all levels, and no Greek is willing to accept responsibility for the crisis. Papandreou, who has spent time in jail when the Army took over in the 1970's, and subsequently was exiled to Canada where he taught economics at York University, is fighting against his own party over this, trying to make them swallow the bitter pill.
If Greece falls, then Ireland and Portugal will probably become insolvent as well, and this could create havoc not merely in Europe, but world wide. It was just this sort of domino effect that the Bush Obama Wall Street bail out averted. Now if Obama could just get his eye on the Unemployment/Infrastructure Problem, he might come up with a solution.
Meanwhile Germany is profoundly discontent as the strongest economy in Europe, and therefore potentially the bailer out of feckless economies. If Portugal is Socialist (I don't know what it is) and Ireland is Socialist, then I'll have to do some serious reflection, and genuflection to those who preach anti-Socialism, but Greece has always been peculiar. How the men sit around in cafes all day flicking their worry beads (a relic of the Ottoman take over) and the women seem to do all the work, I don't understand. But I was there 43 years ago, and something must have changed.