cloudsky99Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (
Publication date: 19 March 2018

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Greece emerged from a seven-year period of military rule in July 1974 only to step straight into a prolonged political cycle of division, debilitating partisan politics, and unprecedented corruption.
The period after 1974 became the “fourth round” of the conflict between the communist Left and the “accursed” Right. In this fourth round, the Left finally succeeded in conquering politics. The so-called “conservatives,” lacking ideological conviction and frightened out of their wits lest they appeared “non-progressive” after seven years of military dictatorship, tried to prevail by emulating the Left’s grass roots agitation only to fail dismally. .. Read more