Op-ed: Back to basics

It would be useful to go back to basics, as we are at the verge of becoming accustomed to the notion that disputing and criticising are a bad thing for democracy, even though they lie at its core.Few phrases have been as widely discussed as the by now infamous adage, “Whatever is legal is also ethical.”It was uttered many years ago by then minister Yorgos Voulgarakis.With no exaggeration, we might maintain that with that turn of phrase he unwittingly offered to the public realm an admission that was needed.It is the admission that leads us to conclude that it is ...

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