Wishful thinking is a poor foundation for politics

The calamity of Greece exposes the dangers of believing in wishful thinking

5th July, 2015

If Greece’s government has crashed into the wall of economic and political reality in recent weeks, the collision has been pretty shuddering for Syriza’s proclaimed allies in Sinn Féin and the radical left in Ireland too.

The failure of the Greek government to achieve its objectives – a debt write-down, an end to austerity, relief and economic stability for the country – in five months of confrontation with Greece’s...

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