Video: Syriza’s Euclid Tsakalotos on the Crucible of Resistance

One from the archive – the 2013 launch of Crucible of Resistance: Greece, the Eurozone and the World Economic Crisis. The video features co-author Euclid Tsakalotos as well as panelists Hilary Wainwright, John Palmer and Prof. Costas Douzinas.

As Greece gears up for its general election on 25th January, Syriza looks set to win (even if not with an outright majority). Authored by two of the party’s leading members, Euclid Tsakalotos and Christos Laskos, Crucible of Resistance situates the ‘Greek Crisis’ within a broader regional context and a critique of the world economic system.

Arguing that Greece’s exceptionalism is largely a myth, the book shows how the causes of the 2008 global financial crisis lie in key features of the neoliberal economic order, including income and wealth inequalities and the hollowing out of democratic and deliberative institutions. A progressive exit from the crisis, for Greece and the eurozone as a whole, entails meeting head on the limitations of the neoliberal order.

Watch this and other videos on Pluto Press’ YouTube channel.

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