Creston Davis is the Founding Director of The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS). He is the co-author with Slavoj Zizek & John Milbank of Paul’s New Moment and the editor of The Monstrosity of Christ, co-editor with Slavoj Zizek & Clayton Crockett of Hegel and the Infinite, and with Marcus Pound & Clayton Crockett, Theology after Lacan: A Passion for the Real. He is the co-editor of Insurrections, a book series published by Columbia University Press. His forthcoming book is The Contradictions of America (with Alain Badiou).
Jon Wiltshire is a freelance journalist, living and working in Athens, Greece. He recently graduated from the London School of Economics. He blogs and tweets about the effects of the Eurozone crisis on Greece.
Michalis Spourdalakis is professor of political science at Athens University.
The Greek people must be bold enough to refuse any further austerity. Not only for their sake, but also for the sake of European democracy.
Yesterday, stubborn people made an erroneous choice because they are mislead enough to ignore the fact that their corrupt and inefficient domestic system is breaking their backs – and not an evil-spirited Europe.
After his overwhelming success, the big question is how good a diplomat Mr. Tsipras is.
The Italian case shows that the Eurozone is still a long way from pre-crisis prosperity and that the horsemen of the austerity apocalypse are within reach.
Greece may sleepwalk itself out of the eurozone. With a general election looming large, all political parties are positioning themselves with empty promises and overheated rhetoric.
Unlike other European politicians, Alexis Tspiras may not be making empty promises. He may actually present a chance for real change. Radical change.