The Greeks, tired of the European Union’s “austerity” programs, elected a far-left government. But observers are confused about how it is allying itself with far-right–even fascist–parties. Also how the new Greek government is adopting pro-Russian, pro-Putin policies.
Anne Applebaum points out how “left” and “right” political categories don’t really apply in Europe anymore. “The real division in Europe,” she says, ” is between what I would call established, integrationist politics and isolationist, nationalist politics.” [Read more…]