The real crimes of the last 40 years didn't fit into the box that Woodward and Bernstein and the Watergate scandal helped to create. In the end, the real exceptionalism of Richard Nixon was merely that he was dumb enough to get caught. The rest of them all got away with it.
The aim of a symbol is to communicate as immediately and directly as possible the core of what you represent. Which brings us to an important question: Is it time to consider a new symbol for a new era?
As a journalist I feel that the Greek crisis is no longer an issue to be exhausted in the financial pages, and the detached reporting of the rise in unemployment, deflation, weekly demonstrations and marches.