[Marxism] Callinicos: Syriza’s compromise won’t beat austerity

Dayne Goodwin daynegoodwin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 19:13:53 MDT 2015


Greece’s Far Left Against the World
by Takis Michas
Wall Street Journal, April 29
<http://www.wsj.com/articles/greeces-far-left-against-the-world-1430337730>

". . . Instead, Syriza deploys an authoritarian narrative according to
which the country is involved in a titanic struggle against the dark
forces of international capitalism and their local servants". . .

[the overall message of the article is that internally Syriza deploys
a nationalist, authoritarian, leftist politics]


On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 5:51 PM, Dayne Goodwin <daynegoodwin at gmail.com> wrote:
> No, MM, it is because the bourgeois press serves the capitalist class
> that their treatment of Syriza does not square with Callinicos'
> assertion that Syriza is a reasonable implementer of neoliberal
> reforms.  You didn't answer the issue Louis posed, you dodged it.
>
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 4:24 PM, MM via Marxism
> <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
>
>> On 29 Apr 2015, at 11:43 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
>
> Callinicos wrote:
>>>> . . . The tactics pursued by the Syriza government are perfectly rational.
>>>> The deal Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis signed up to in
>>>> February committed it to continuing...implementing neoliberal “reforms”...
> Proyect wrote:
>>> If this is the case, why does the bourgeois press continue to view Syriza as an obstacle to its plans?
> MM wrote:
>> Erm… maybe to keep the pressure on the Greek - and by extension the global - working class?
>> Or maybe you think the "bourgeois press" maintains a principled commitment to fairness and truthfulness?




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