Politics in a Time of Crisis: Podemos and the Future of Democracy in Europe
A manifesto for a brand new, democratic left: a political programme poised to remodel Europe
Since 2011, Pablo Iglesias has led Podemos, a brand new radical left social gathering in Spain that's reframing the character of recent politics. below his suggestions, the occasion has unmasked the ideological reasons in the back of ecu austerity, revealing the real nature of this strength seize performed on behalf of elites purpose on dismantling the welfare kingdom. the following, Iglesias delineates his political imaginative and prescient. He skewers not just the Spanish institution, but additionally the anti-democratic bloc comprising the Troika, company pursuits, and the “Wall road Party.”
Politics in a Time of Crisis—which contains an in-depth interview with Iglesias—is an incisive exam of the present scenario in Europe in addition to a stirring demand foreign resistance.
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