The Guardian: Alexis Tsipras: bailout a ‘bad deal’ but the best Greece could get And there you have the end result of the Oxymoron that is Progressive Socialism*. Greece (was run by left-wing Syriza party / Coalition of the Radical Left - now run by the Troika) Other left leaning States: The People's Republic of China (ruled by Communist Party of China) Communist North Korea (ruled by the Workers' Party of Korea) Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (ruled by United Socialist Party of Venezuela) Germany: 1933 to 1945 (was ruled by National Socialist German Workers' Party) Honorable mention: Detroit, Michigan (1962 - 2015 ruled by Progressive Socialists of the Democratic Worker's Party) US cities expected to file for bankruptcy: Compton, California (1963 - 2015 ruled by Progressive Socialists of the Democratic Party) Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1942 - 2015, ruled by Progressive Socialists of the Democratic Party) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1956 - 2015, ruled by Progressive Socialists of the Democratic Party) Baltimore, Maryland (1967 - 2015, ruled by Progressive Socialists of the Democratic Party) Chicago Illinois (1930 - 2015, ruled by Progressive Socialists of the Democratic Party) And etc... Ahhhhh.... the smell of Statism in the morning. Yup, it's all the Koch Brother's fault. They're the reason why 1 in 5 American 'High' school graduates are unable to competently read and write. Thank the Gods (and the State) we have 'free' education. Free free free. Soon we'll all have 'free' healthcare too. Won't that be great? As safe as a State-run ghetto and as useful as a State-run school. * Given that EVERYONE is a Statist. Shouldn't we now say "Progressive" Libertarian-ism? I mean, you can't "Progress" towards somewhere you've already arrived at - namely our hyper-regulated, progressive Central Bank funded, labor-taxed, need a licence to sell arranged flowers, drive a cab, cut hair, fix a computer, sell a beer, Centrally Planned Progressive Welfare/Warfare State.