Syriza’s surrender to the troika in 2015 continues to hang over Greece’s radical left. With general elections coming this spring, it needs to break out of its impasse — and create a real alternative to the country’s permanent austerity regime.
Costas Lapavitsas is a professor of economics at SOAS, currently at the New School for Social Research, and former member of the Greek Parliament.
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