Europe’s radical right and radical left share a distaste for the status quo – but while one turns disquiet into votes, the other fails to make an impact.
We may think of current reactionary politics as radical and new, but unchecked mercantilism has always elicited a fierce backlash from both left and right. Here’s what history tells us about today.
The future of democracy depends on developing a left-wing populism that can revive public interest by mobilising political passions in the fight for an alternative to neoliberal de-democratisation.
Syriza’s re-election was remarkable for the same reasons that it will struggle to implement the economic reforms Greece needs.
Syriza lives to fight another day, but the omens for Greece’s future are as ominous as ever.
The new Labour leader’s arrival coincides with a new phase in European politics – the rise of the left.
As the Labour Left’s fourth choice of candidate prepares to take the party reins, he may have taken the lead from Scotland’s Yes campaign and ushered in a new age in UK politics.
After 206 turbulent days in power, Alexis Tsipras now presides over a coalition in tatters.
Elections will give Alexis Tspiras another chance to put Greece’s financial house in order. Here’s what he should do after the government reforms in September.
It’s groundhog day for Greece as the third bailout package is negotiated. And there’s no reason to think this one will be any more successful than the last two.
The deal is done with Europe, and the people aren’t happy about it.
A punitive deal which makes life hard for the Greek people and which sets dangerous precedents for the eurozone.
Since the 1990s, the EU has been less about social integration and more about neo-liberal values.
Backed into a corner as the banks reached the brink, the Greek prime minister may have fashioned some sort of success, and the prospect of something approaching debt relief a little down the line.
The Greek debt crisis is a complex economic and political issue. Here are five important points for understanding it better.
While constructive Greek proposals are now a prerequisite to resolution, the eurozone must also reform itself.
The euro remains fatally fragile so long as the eurozone lacks a mechanism for forgiving debt.
Talk on the street is that nothing short of revolution will do after the referendum.
Greek banks are running out of options, as cash reserves dwindle in lieu of more ECB emergency funding.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who led a failed strategy to change the terms of Greece’s bailout, resigned Monday.