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LENIN'S TOMB: Notes on Greece
"Syriza's election is the first real event on the European radical left for decades.  I do not mind being over-excited about this fact.  I am well aware of the limits of this success, and of the ways in which left governments can be domesticated.  Yet I would sooner get ahead of myself with enthusiasm than submit to the wised-up cynicism according to which every gain is an accident, and every betrayal was pre-ordained."
Greece  politics  economics  Syriza  TheLeft  optimism  cynicism  dctagged  dc:creator=SeymourRichard 
january 2015 by petej

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