Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Generally speaking, obviously something like the third, with the obvious caveats regarding what "revolution" might mean, there is no Winter Palace to be taken anymore. Although the situation is complicated in the sense that what's happening in Greece is a stress test of policies that seem to be on the agenda, in various forms, all over Europe - and beyond. At this point though I agree with Varoufakis that the struggle is not so much about socialism or "benign social transformation" let's say, than about "arresting the freefall into a black hole at the bottom of which only xenophobia and aggregate misery lies"...
Anyway the particular history of the social formation in Greece might be generally useful in understanding the history of the forces at work and following what is happening and what is shaping reactions over here... that was (apart from the historical occasion and DoDo's request) what led me to post this diary.

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Fri Sep 30th, 2011 at 07:29:27 AM EST
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