‘Great No’ From Tsipras: Poetic Principle or Dragging Him Down?

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, Greece, on June 17, 2015.

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When Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday that he was prepared to declare the “great No” to creditors, he used one of Greece’s best-known lines of verse.

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