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Ersi Sotiropoulos on PBS NewsHour: 'The Crisis Empties the Wallets as Well as the Souls'

"At the beginning I thought the crisis could be beneficial, in a way. That it would get rid of many silly things. The idiotic consumerism, the fast lifestyles. I thought it would be a chance to rediscover things like friendship. But I was wrong. It was an illusion. I mean the crisis empties the wallets as well as the souls."

In this interview by PBS NewsHour, Greek novelist and International Writing Program alumnus Ersi Sotiropoulos discuss the state Athens as a collapsing city. From a poets' point of view, Sotiropoulos navigates the interview as though giving a tour through the city, exploring all levels of the crisis and its players.