Yanis Varoufakis A Former Leftist Icon Turns to Science Fiction

As Greek finance minister, he made a name for himself for standing up to Germany. But his political star burned out quickly. Now, Yanis Varoufakis is trying his luck at writing novels.
Yanis Varoufakis: Economist, politician, author.

Yanis Varoufakis: Economist, politician, author.

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Yanis Varoufakis and his wife Danae Stratou on the day of his resignation in 2015.

Yanis Varoufakis and his wife Danae Stratou on the day of his resignation in 2015.

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"At moments of great pain, the human heart knows how to look at the funny side."
Minister Varoufakis in Greek parliament in 2015: "It was a pain."

Minister Varoufakis in Greek parliament in 2015: "It was a pain."

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