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International Socialist Review: Helena Sheehan’s The Syriza Wave

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The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left
248 pp, $26 pbk, ISBN 9781583676257
By Helena Sheehan

Reviewed by Despina Lalaki

“Anyone interested in a comprehensive account of what happened in Greece between 2012 and 2016—the struggles of the Left; the social devastation as a result of austerity; the rise, election, and capitulation of Syriza—should pick up Helena Sheehan’s latest book. Those already familiar with the period’s political drama, in search of an opportunity to reengage with the debates of the time, should also read The Syriza Wave, for the book opens multiple windows on a story that is still unraveling… ¶ It might be important to keep in mind that ocean waves may travel thousands of miles before reaching land while they also differ in height, duration, and shape. They are also hard to predict. Yet one thing is certain; never has a wave not been followed by multiple others…”

Read the review at the International Socialist Review

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