The crisis of the eurozone has narrowed to a conflict between Greece and Germany. At times it has appeared to be a family quarrel with all the animosity that a family can generate. The two are like an elderly father and an adolescent son unable to talk to each other. The son questions everything and wants to engage in dialogue, but his provocative way of framing questions drives the father to exasperation. The father answers questions with maxims and mantras, and his refusal to engage in dialogue impels the son to further provocation.