politicsPower tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Lord Acton People meet in bars after work all over the world and talk about the great problems of life and death and the world and politics and they don’t take themselves seriously. They can do nothing else except chat about these things in bars after work. If Greece had gone through a very normal political life, I may have not been in politics. But just the fact that I lived through huge upheavals and very difficult struggles and polarization and the barbarism of dictatorships – that made me feel that we had to change this country. The only politics in this country that’s relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution… none other. There is this concept of politics as a dirty game. It’s a difficult game, but it doesn’t have to be dirty. I think this is what we need to bring to politics. I think politics around the world has very often been captured by big interests – ‘lobbies’ they call them in the States. Spontaneous combustion of grassroots politics is the future. Yes’ is a far more potent word than ‘no’ in American politics. By adopting the positions which animate the political agenda for the other side, one can disarm them and leave them sputtering with nothing to say. In ancient Greece, politics and the market were not decoupled. Money in politics is a huge issue. I have always said I will be in politics to serve as best as I can and it will take me wherever it will take me.