(UPDATED at the bottom)
Per the title: if French President Emmanuel Macron wants to turn it around, wants to go down in history as one of Europe's greatest leaders to date, he must team up with Yanis Varoufakis.
I've always been in favor of a European union. I've always opposed the design of the European Union.
Emmanuel Macron is vastly more correct about Europe than Angela Merkel or Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer are. However, Macron doesn't appeal to the democratic People. Yanis Varoufakis does.
Yanis is the hope of Europe, whether he wins now or later.
Yanis is pushing democracy for European integration. That's what I've always been for. Yanis hasn't been thinking that his Movement would win but would set the stage for winning. I like that. I had been under the mistaken notion that Yanis figured the EU could be reformed from within as is.
Now, if Emmanuel Macron would throw in with that Movement, a truly democratic supranational Europe would result sooner. That would make Europe as rich and as powerful as the USA and more so than China, as China now is. It would pull Europe out from under US imperialism, which would be a good thing.
Europe could not only get along with Russia but could eventually integrate with Russia. Think of that: true democracy from the Atlantic to the Pacific across Europe and Asia. Wow! That would be GREAT!
Maybe Canada and the USA would join too.
We'd be on the road to a truly democratic world, which is exactly what the world needs.
To Hell with nationalism.
UPDATE: I wrote the above before I came across this article by Yanis also published today: "The European Spring holds the answer to the fragmenting EU’s plight." It's a great article and appeal; however, it's very difficult to know exactly whether Yanis thinks the EU can reform from within as is. I don't think it can. I think part of the EU will have to be broken while the EU is still held together as it undergoes radical transformation. That may seem like an oxymoron, but I'm not intending it as such. It's just that reform versus revolution is often a blurry line. I say it will take a revolution without violence to pull off what Yanis wants. I don't consider that to be "reforming within." What I'm saying is that the EU will likely have to break some of its own "rules" to sufficiently change into what it should have been all along. It should have broken its rules in the face of the Great Recession and could have. People accept breaking rules when the rules aren't up to the emergency job at hand. They consider it legal in a transcendent sense and rightly so. It's like natural law. It is natural law.