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Savas Matsas Savas Matsas The Divisions in Greece and the Future of Socialism

State Literary Award for Best Essay - Criticism

Savas Mihail Matsas (or Savas Michael Matsas or Savas Michael-Matsas; Greek: Σάββας Μιχαήλ Μάτσας; born as Sabetai Benaki Matsas (Σαμπετάι Μπενάκη Μάτσας) 1947, Athens) is a Greek intellectual, leader of the Workers Revolutionary Party (Greece). He is an antizionist and internationalist author of a considerable work of culture about literature, philosophy, religion and class struggle. He has been trying to offer "a reinterpretation of the revolutionary theory and marxism from the perspective of messianism and Jewish mystic, and vice versa". His position may be classified as that of a "religious atheism" or else of a "profane messianism"


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Political prosecution

In 2009, the far-right Golden Dawn party filed, before the Greek justice, many documents against several left-wing Greek authors. The police wanted to interrogate all of them, but they jointly agreed not to appear in court and jointly signed a document stating they legally rejected the accusations. After reviewing the documentation, two of them were brought to justice by the Attorney General: Savas Matsas and Constantin Motzouri, the former rector of the National Technical University of Athens. There was an international petition in his defence.

On 4 September 2013, an Athens court acquitted Matsas and Moutzouris of all charges.


  • Figures du Messianique (1999) (A compilation of essays published in that year; in French)
  • Golem. A propos du sujet et d’autres fantômes (2010) (About Golem, Kafka, Hölderlin, Lacan, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Hegel, Marx and modern Greek poets such as Andreas Embirikos, universal literature and revolutionary marxism.
  • Fascism in Europe. Lecture of Savas Matsas (Greece) (in English)(in Russian)
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