Stathis Kouvelakis, Syriza central committee member and Verso author, spoke to Zeinab Badawi yesterday on HARDtalk. Re-posted from BBC World News (watch the full interview here).
Greece and its creditors have started negotiating a third rescue package worth up to eighty-six billion Euros but the prime minister Alexis Tsipras is facing a rebellion from the hard left in his party, Syriza, who accuse him of going back on his promise to reject austerity. However, it's not just economics that's at the heart of the disagreements; it is a struggle for what kind of country Greece wants to be in the 21st century. Zeinab Badawi talks to Stathis Kouvelakis - a Syriza central committee member - so who's winning the argument in Greece?
If we are to get out of the vicious circle of a free-market Europe condemned to austerity, we must start by renouncing the euro as a single currency, with a new European Bretton Woods—or so argues Wolfgang Streeck in an interview with Giuliano Battiston for L’Espresso, 7 July 2015. Translated from the Italian by David Broder.
The distinguished anthropologist Professor Sir Jack Goody, author of Food and Love: A Cultural History of East and West among many other anthropological classics, died peacefully in Cambridge on 16 July 2015. His funeral will take place today in the West Chapel, Cambridge City Crematorium at 4.30pm. Below, we republish an obituary from St John's College, Cambridge, where he was a Fellow.