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Fanciful notions of Greek tragedy ignore practicalities of realpolitik

MADRID | By Sean Duffy | Last week´s Der Spiegel article envisioning an “inevitable” Greek withdrawal from the euro in the event of a Syriza win in the upcoming elections has yet to have the desired effect, with Alexis Tsipras´ left-wing party continuing to hold a small but significant lead over the ruling New Democracy party in the polls. The piece, attributed to unnamed government sources in Germany, sparked a flurry of speculation and doomsday analysis across international media.