The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left - Book review
Date Written: 07/09/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21427
A book review of The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left by author Helena Sheehan.
Excerpt: The story of Syriza, the left-wing party that challenged the neoliberal consensus but eventually crumbled under the immense pressure of the EU bureaucracy, is instructive: it highlights the dangers of compromising principle for power and failing to develop a plan B. Helena Sheehan, a Marxist philosopher and professor emerita at Dublin City University, has written an interesting account of these years, based on numerous travels to Greece and countless conversations with Greek politicians, activists and academics, many of whom are her long-time friends.