Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The end of TINA

In a long, interesting post on the significance of the Greek result, Akis Gavrilidis draws attention to the break with TINA, and the logic of internalised defeat that has resulted in the Pasokification of social democracy:

"We have to take stock of the – very material, not «symbolic» in the negative sense – results that the very event has produced, independently of any subsequent developments. Something that this victory has already achieved, no matter what happens later, is that it has articulated a political desire for the first time; it has put on the table and made a legitimate subject of discussion something that was not considered an option before."