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By Stan Draenos

A new release after his demise and nonetheless no monument ornaments Andreas Papandreou’s grave on the First Cemetery of Athens. This complicated absence exemplifies the enigma surrounding the fellow who used to be arguably the main amazing, and positively the main arguable Greek baby-kisser of the post-World warfare II period. honored by way of his admirers and despised through 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 scale and dynamics of the Papandreou enigma, narrating the explosive interaction of personality and condition that generated the man’s strong politics.

Stan Draenos’ e-book specializes in the conflicts that, on the top of the chilly warfare, fostered Papandreou’s jump 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 came across Papandreou embroiled in a fancy difficulty. whilst, 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 lower than the attack of a resurgent conservatism that, within the 1968 US presidential elections, might carry Richard Nixon to strength. Andreas Papandreou is therefore either an American and a Greek tale - an untold story within the annals of the chilly struggle. In a much wider 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 worldwide battle II purely to discover themselves stuck up within the polarizing politics of a dangerous, nuclear-armed contention among the us and the Soviet Union.

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

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