James Angelos

James Angelos is the author of The Full Catastrophe, about the Greek economic crisis.

Whatever the Cost: ‘The Greek Spring’

James Angelos, 27 September 2018

On the night​ of 3 July 2015, Alexis Tsipras, prime minister of Greece and leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left, or Syriza, addressed a large crowd that had gathered in front of the Greek parliament in Syntagma Square. Since the beginning of the country’s debt crisis six years earlier, Syntagma Square had been the frequent site of angry anti-austerity demonstrations, many of...

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