Andreas Papandreou: The Making of a Greek Democrat and by Stan Draenos

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By Stan Draenos

A iteration after his dying and nonetheless no monument ornaments Andreas Papandreou’s grave on the First Cemetery of Athens. This perplexing absence exemplifies the enigma surrounding the fellow who was once arguably the main awesome, and positively the main debatable Greek flesh presser of the post-World battle II period. honored via his admirers and despised through his detractors with equivalent ardour, the Harvardeducated Papandreou left in his wake no clearcut resolution to the query of who he was once and what he stood for. Andreas Papandreou makes an attempt to give an explanation for the size and dynamics of the Papandreou enigma, narrating the explosive interaction of personality and condition that generated the man’s strong politics.

Stan Draenos’ publication specializes in the conflicts that, on the top of the chilly conflict, fostered Papandreou’s bounce into Greek politics, after 20 years in American academia as an exemplar of John F. Kennedy’s ‘New Frontier’. within the aftermath of Kennedy’s assassination, those conflicts chanced on Papandreou embroiled in a posh obstacle. even as, his meteoric upward push and the coup that reduce it brief represents a ignored episode within the cave in of yank liberalism. Riven by means of inner conflicts over US intervention in Vietnam, liberal rules got here lower than the attack of a resurgent conservatism that, within the 1968 US presidential elections, might convey Richard Nixon to strength. Andreas Papandreou is therefore either an American and a Greek tale - an untold story within the annals of the chilly conflict. In a much broader feel, Andreas Papandreou’s transformation right into a chilly warfare maverick illuminates the unusual destiny that befell

progressive forces within the West which emerged from the devastation of global conflict II simply to discover themselves stuck up within the polarizing politics of a perilous, nuclear-armed competition among the us and the Soviet Union.

This is a ebook which illuminates a little-known bankruptcy of twentieth-century background. Its beautiful kind and engaging info will attract all normal readers who stick with the politics of the fashionable international, in addition to to students and scholars of foreign affairs.

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