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The clash of narratives in Europe's Greek failure

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at the eurozone leaders' summit on the Greek crisis, at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.


NARRATIVES matter, especially when they are intertwined with hard interests. As Greece and its creditors court catastrophe, we are getting a clear picture of how conflicting narratives can lead to a lose-lose result.

The facts are indisputable. In early 2010, when the