My­opic par­ti­san­ship

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The past few days have shown that some peo­ple inside Greece’s main left­ist op­po­si­tion party do in fact seem to grasp just how crit­i­cal a po­si­tion the coun­try finds it­self in right now and the need to forge at least a min­i­mum con­sen­sus with the con­ser­va­tive-led gov­ern­ment on key na­tional and eco­nomic is­sues. As usual, the ef­fort is be­ing tor­pe­doed by the nar­row-minded par­ti­san pos­tur­ing of the most parochial el­e­ments inside SYRIZA. In­tox­i­cated by the prospect of po­lit­i­cal power, some politi­cians are be­hav­ing ir­re­spon­si­bly and re­sort­ing to po­lar­iz­ing dis­course. It is hard to un­der­stand their haste, par­tic­u­larly given their party’s lack of prepa­ra­tion and in some cases poor un­der­stand­ing of what is truly at stake. If any­thing, the past few years should have driven home the point of the risks in­volved in rul­ing this coun­try.

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