Problems and conflicts within and between European states have taken on new and alarming dimensions as economic crisis and neoliberal austerity policies continue to wreak havoc. The longer essays in the journal transform! 2015 draw connections between newly arising national conflicts, crises in social relations and democracy, and the diminishing appeal of European integration. These developments form the background for growing right-wing populism. The deep historical roots of the European crisis are traced in the included essay “What Does History Tells Us?” This volume begins with an extensive interview with Alexis Tsipras whose party Syriza, if it wins power, may change Europe’s political landscape. Further contributions address developments in other European countries.
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Walter Baier is a political activist, journalist, and author. Eric Canepa, a coeditor of the journal transform!, is a music historian. He is a former coordinator of the Socialist Scholars Conference/Left Forum in New York and a former co-coordinator of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s project North-Atlantic Left Dialogue. Eva Himmelstoss is a historian and activist.
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