How The Left Won Greece, And May Win Europe


Austerity measures go only so far.

Greece voted for a new Parliament, and the party with the most support—nearly 10 percent more than its next competitor—was the Syriza party, a coalition made up of Trotskyites, Maoists, other assorted communists, socialists, and left-leaning partisans. We’re not talking “Obama socialism” or some other mealy-mouthed American-style left project here; as leading party member Stathis Kouvelakis tells Jacobin magazine, this movement is pretty radical: “Syriza has a strong anticapitalist line, and it has very sharply set itself apart from social democracy.”



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