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Greek elections: A duel between reason and unreason inside Syriza

Written on January 23, 2015 by Waya Quiviger in Europe, Op Ed

Alexis TsiprasPlato, the Ancient Greek philosopher, thought human beings make correct choices when one part of the soul, rationality, prevails over another part, irrational desire. After Sunday’s parliamentary elections, the fate of modern Greece may likewise hang on a duel between reason and unreason inside Syriza, the radical leftwing party tipped to lead the next government. Will rationality prevail?

By Tony Barber (FT). Read more here.

 

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