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Riot police use tear gas as protesters stand in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Riots engulfed central Athens and at least 10 buildings went up in flames in mass protests late Sunday as lawmakers prepared for a historic parliamentary vote on harsh austerity measures demanded to keep the country solvent and within the eurozone. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

The economic approach of Athens has resembled Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair

Environmental activists dressed as polar bears Binsar Bakkara/AP/Press Association Images

The history of science is the history of one collapsing consensus after another

George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, has proposed a referendum on the bailout (Photo: PA)

And when the inevitable finally comes, the Greeks who suffer most will be the least guilty