From this: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7769474
Friday, July 10, 2015
"Varoufakis is a very different commodity. He is made of much sterner stuff -- intellectually, emotionally and morally. He has a powerful personality and is utterly fearless. That was why he so thoroughly alienated the Troika and the German leaders: Merkel and Schauble. He frightened them. His economic logic was irrefutable; he stuck the numbers under their noses; he exposed the larger scheme -- the neoliberal crusade -- that underlay the unbridled attack on all the debtor countries; he has no overriding desire for the trappings of authority; and has a strong moralist streak. Smarter and tougher than Greece's adversaries, he had to be gotten rid of. Tsipras acquiesced."
Posted by Timothy Morton at 9:11 AM