Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
In Adults In The Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU - and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse. Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone. The negotiations that ensued became one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in economic history. But no one actually knows what went on because Eurogroup discussions are held in secret. In this no-holds-barred account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship and backstabbing that will shake the economic establishment to its foundations. The future of the EU now hangs in the balance. As Varoufakis argues, the only way it can survive is if the truth is known, ushering in a new era of radical transparency and accountability in Brussels. Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.
"If you ever doubt what is at stake in Europe, read Varoufakis" Guardian "A very, very clever person, and in the basic argument about what's been going on in Europe I think he's right" -- Martin Wolf "One of my few heroes. As long as people like Varoufakis are around, there still is hope" -- Slavoj Zizek "An outstanding economist and political analyst" -- Noam Chomsky "The most interesting man in the world" Business Insider
Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and now the figurehead of an international grassroots movement, DiEM25, campaigning for the revival of democracy in Europe. He speaks to audiences of thousands worldwide and is the author of the international bestseller And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Born in Athens in 1961, he was for many years a professor of economics in Britain, Australia and the USA before he entered government. He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. yanisvaroufakis.eu / @yanisvaroufakis