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Greek fires: the predatory political economy behind a recurring human disaster

After wildfires struck coastal resorts and suburbs around Athens, the images of the destruction show the trail of devastation and death left behind.

  • Ioannis Glinavos
  • The Conversation

The world is understandably shocked. But fires – albeit smaller ones and with fewer deaths than on this occasion – are quite regular and seen as an unpleasant yet predictable summer occurrence in Greece.

Apok 2bThese fires have generally been treated with resignation, and ultimately one has now led to huge disaster.

The following offers a glimpse into a very Greek tragedy.

Greece, despite being a European Union member state and a…

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