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By Stan Draenos

ISBN-10: 1780760809

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A new release 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 guy who was once arguably the main amazing, and positively the main debatable Greek baby-kisser of the post-World warfare II period. honored by means of his admirers and despised by means of his detractors with equivalent ardour, the Harvardeducated Papandreou left in his wake no clearcut solution to the query of who he was once and what he stood for. Andreas Papandreou makes an attempt to provide an explanation for the size and dynamics of the Papandreou enigma, narrating the explosive interaction of personality and situation that generated the man’s strong politics.

Stan Draenos’ booklet specializes in the conflicts that, on the top of the chilly warfare, fostered Papandreou’s bounce into Greek politics, after twenty years in American academia as an exemplar of John F. Kennedy’s ‘New Frontier’. within the aftermath of Kennedy’s assassination, those conflicts stumbled on Papandreou embroiled in a fancy drawback. even as, his meteoric upward push and the coup that reduce it brief represents a missed episode within the cave in of yank liberalism. Riven via inner conflicts over US intervention in Vietnam, liberal principles got here below the attack of a resurgent conservatism that, within the 1968 US presidential elections, may convey Richard Nixon to strength. Andreas Papandreou is hence either an American and a Greek tale - an untold story within the annals of the chilly battle. In a much broader experience, 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 struggle II basically to discover themselves stuck up within the polarizing politics of a dangerous, nuclear-armed contention among the USA and the Soviet Union.

This is a ebook which illuminates a little-known bankruptcy of twentieth-century heritage. Its beautiful kind and interesting info will attract all basic readers who persist with the politics of the fashionable international, in addition to to students and scholars of overseas affairs.

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