Is Alexis Tsirpas a danger for Europe?

Jan Pfaff, Der Freitag, May 25, 2012 Berlin - The leader of Greece’s leftist alliance SYRIZA is the new bright hope of Greek politics. Steering a course between pragmatism and the rhetoric of class warfare, he has unsettled Berlin, and not just those who back Angela Merkel's austerity policies. Alexis Tsirpas’s visit to Berlin this Tuesday, fresh from Paris, can be seen as a show of his new self-confidence. Invited by the Left Party, he is out to recruit followers for his ideas in the country that has been by far the most unswerving on the austerity policy. The CDU hastily signalled in advance that there was no need to meet the rising star of the left. The SPD wavered. ... Is