Change is hap­pen­ing

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For a num­ber of years Greek univer­si­ties were held hostage by cor­rupt pro­fes­sors, mem­bers of po­lit­i­cal par­ties and union­ists whose sin­gu­lar al­liance had trans­formed the coun­try’s aca­demic and re­search in­sti­tu­tions into places of ex­change, cor­rup­tion, vi­o­lence and law­less­ness. The phe­nom­e­non of hooli­gans pos­ing as stu­dents to hi­jack lec­tures and take over build­ings, turn­ing them into hubs of crime, ex­ists nowhere else in the world. Rules and laws must be up­held at any univer­sity that re­spects its his­tory and its stu­dents’ needs. Fi­nally, we have rec­tors who have the courage to im­pose such ob­vi­ous changes, stu­dents who ac­tu­ally de­mand them to and a so­ci­ety more con­cerned with see­ing young peo­ple get an ed­u­ca­tion. The left­ist par­ties need to come to terms with the fact that change is tak­ing place and should help erad­i­cate the sick el­e­ments. Tax­pay­ers do not pay for univer­si­ties just so that some can live out their rev­o­lu­tion­ary fan­tasies.

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