Adults In The Room

By Yanis Varoufakis


Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis lays bare Greece’s struggle with the EU, or ‘Troika’ as he calls it, in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crash and Greek debt crisis. Despite being a self-professed Europhile and Socialist (though his grip on economics suggests otherwise) – or at-least a European Unity optimist – this book has had a great deal of influence on my Euroscepticism, and that of prominent Eurosceptics such as Michael Gove - perhaps it’s one of the only economic memoirs ever written to receive praise from both Conservatives and those from Socialist and Neo-Marxist school such as Chomsky and Žižek.

Though it’s a hefty book, I’d thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting to lift the rug of European Union politics - remainers and leavers alike.