Yanis Varoufakis’s fantasy politics

12 Sep

TCM contributing editor Lee Jones has a piece in Jacobin magazine critiquing Yanis Varoufakis and his DIEM 25 movement. You can read it here.

 

One Response to “Yanis Varoufakis’s fantasy politics”

  1. Nick Smith September 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    Ad hominem attacks is the worst form of polemics as such and more so if done by left ideologues because it amply demonstrates that the Leninist tradition still permeates and poisons the left mindset. What is more ironic is the fact that Yanis Varoufakis is assaulted as a ‘failure’ by a self-proclaimed leftist who openly admits that the whole leftist project is a failure. At one point Lee Jones drills Varoufakis ideas regarding the European Union transformation with this argument: “how exactly this is supposed to work is not specified”. Maybe so. But Lee Jones is even much less specific in explaining how the left may prevent the right “political ascendancy” in its joint operation against the European Union. Especially, if the left continues to fail on all possible fronts.

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