[lbo-talk] WSJ on Syriza's evolution

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 07:09:30 PDT 2015

The Wall Street Journal celebrates the Tsipras leadership’s about face:

“…Mr. Tsipras and his Syriza colleagues have negotiated their own, brand new, three-year Memorandum of Understanding that cuts across almost every red line that the party set when it came to power. It goes directly against the grain of the Marxist ideology that much of Syriza’s leadership has clung to all of their political lives, accepts almost every reform that they had previously rejected, and has come in super-quick time following the smoothest of negotiations with the minimum of disagreements.”

Capitalism craves stability, and the eurozone powers are clearly delighted with Syriza’s direction and hopeful that the government’s current popularity will serve to dampen mass unrest in Greece.

“How he (Tsipras) has managed to do this while maintaining his popularity has left many mystified. ‘It’s beyond comprehension,' one senior German official says. ‘It probably wouldn’t be possible anywhere else in Europe’…No one is interested in further destabilizing Greece; there is a recognition that Mr. Tsipras’s strong political position makes him the first Greek leader since the start of the crisis capable of providing stability”, reports the Journal.

Full: http://www.wsj.com/articles/syriza-has-shredded-all-its-red-lines-1439411292

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