Politician, economist and public intellectual: Yanis Varoufakis is one of Europe’s most intriguing and charismatic leaders. He came to prominence as Greek Foreign Minister arguing against a European Union imposed austerity, condemning the EU as anti-democratic and overly bureaucratic. Now heading his own party in the Greek Parliament – the fantastically named European Realistic Disobedience Front – he has emerged as a leader of a fiercely democratic pan-European movement and a powerful advocate for a radically humanist post-capitalist society.
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Yanis Varoufakis is an economist and co-founder of the DiEM25 movement for democracy, which he was re-elected to the Greek parliament to represent in 2019. A former Finance Minister of Greece, he is the author of a memoir, Adults in the Room, and a history, And the Weak Suffer What They Must?, which reveal and explain the catastrophic mishandling of Europe since the financial crisis. Both were number one bestsellers. His latest bestseller is Talking To My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism.
Tony Jones is one of Australia’s most renowned and recognisable journalists. He has reported for Four Corners and presented Lateline, winning Walkleys for both, and was the host of ABC's Q&A for 12 years until the end of 2019. He published his first novel -the best-selling thriller The Twentieth Man in 2017. In Darkness Visible is his second novel.