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By Costas Lapavitsas, Heiner Flassbeck

ISBN-10: 1784783153

ISBN-13: 9781784783150

At the twenty fifth January 2015 the Greek humans voted in an election of ancient importance—not only for Greece yet in all probability all of Europe. the novel social gathering Syriza used to be elected and austerity and the neoliberal time table is being challenged. without warning it kind of feels as though there's an alternate. yet what?

The Eurozone is in a deep and lengthy challenge. it's now transparent that financial union is a old failure, past repair—and not at all within the pursuits of Europe’s operating people.

Building at the fiscal research of 2 of Europe’s top thinkers, Heiner Flassbeck and Costas Lapavitsas (a candidate status for election on Syriza’s list), opposed to the Troika is the 1st booklet to suggest a strategic left-wing plan for the way peripheral nations may perhaps go out the euro. With a metamorphosis in govt in Greece, and looming political ameliorations in nations similar to Spain, this significant intervention lays out an intensive, anti-capitalist programme at a serious juncture for Europe. the ultimate 3 chapters supply a close postmortem of the Greek disaster, clarify what could be realized from it—and offer a potential alternative.

Against the Troika is a pragmatic blueprint for genuine switch in a continent wracked through main issue and austerity.

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But one can understand why the minister was unimpressed by what they were finding. 4. The sponge divers, officers, and crew of the Mykali, and delegation from the Ministry of Education on board the Mykali, February 1901. Spyridon Stais stands on the upper deck, between the ropes, wearing a fedora and with his hand on the head of one of the divers; to the right of him, also in a fedora and with one hand on the rail, is Kavvadias. Directly below Stais, in a wide-​brimmed hat, is Fotios Lindiakos, and to the left of Lindiakos and immediately left of the ropes is Kontos.

It would seem, therefore, that the object as brought out of the sea had a different appearance; it was likely an aggregate comprising several of the pieces as they were later known, and the mechanical components were still hidden inside. Wishing to get a better sense of whether there was any point in prolonging the divers’ search, Stais himself arrived at the site on July 30 on board the Mykali. He was sufficiently encouraged by the finds that had been made earlier that summer—​in a telegram to Athens he singled out the bronze statuette and a marble horse’s head, but not a word about the inscribed slab—​to authorize the work to continue for a few more weeks.

The Mykali turned out to be too large to get close to the site, limiting its ability to help with raising objects—​in the future, smaller navy vessels, the steamship 8 8 A Portable Cosmos (a) (b) FIG. 3. The late-​third-​century BC bronze head of the “philosopher” (National Archaeological Museum X 13400), before and after cleaning. (Svoronos 1903a, 29 and plate III) Syros (joined by a freighter with a crane) and the torpedo boat Aigialeia, would do this work, while the Mykali returned from time to time to bring artifacts to Athens and carry archeologists and other officials back and forth.

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