Alexis Tsipras, the person who looks destined to be the next Greek prime minister, speaks about history and prospects.
“While the mainstream parties led people on — rather brazenly, I might add — we were vehement that austerity would have severe negative consequences and lead to recession; these policies simply weren’t sustainable. We supported grassroots initiatives, including major demonstrations and the social solidarity movement. Lastly, our political emphasis has been on uniting the Left. This was critical — and it really resonated with people.”
Read the interview: A Historic Opportunity | Jacobin.