A New Ancient Greek Drama a Long-Running Flop

The machinations between Prime Minister George Papandreou, a Socialist whose two years in office[...]

Is the Economic Crisis Partially Rooted in “Philotimo”?

Look up the Greek word philotimo and you will find one of the longest entries in your dictionary. Ask a Greek what he means...

The Big Fat Greek Babel

While the Greek political turmoil and the fate of the Euro-zone still dominate most of Saturday's newspapers, Greece’s “national saviors” continue to fight like a married couple about who is going[...]

Shocking Forbes Article: What Greece Really Needs is a Military Coup

“Instead of pouring euros down the drain, it would be much wiser for Germany to sponsor a military coup and solve the problem that...

Time to Clean Up the Garbage and Repower Greece

For two and a half weeks, my commute to work has involved step-stoning through wide expanses of trash. Plugging my nose has become second...

When Americans Walk the Streets of Athens…

When Americans arrive in Athens, there are a variety of typical reactions. My, what tiny cars you have! No toilet paper in the toilets-...

The Many Faces of Starbucks

To the American abroad, Starbucks is a sort of haven, an oasis of familiar civilization amidst the wilderness of foreign cultures. You can order...

Vanishing Cyprus: Bank Domination

What the people of Greece are going through is certainly a crime against humanity! We are seeing a human tragedy unfolding in front of...

Mentality of Pallikaria and its Role in the Economic Crisis

My favorite Greek word is pallikari. I grew up like every other Greek-American, impressing everyone at my lunch table as I would call my...

Two Years in Power: Ten Things George Papandreou Has or Hasn’t Changed

From crushing ruling Conservatives party two years ago, Papandreou’s poll numbers have suffered a dramatic slump turning the Greek PM into a contemporary Diogenes of Sinope who instead of strolling around with a lamp looking for an honest man, he’s desperately looking for his voters- if there’s anyone left that is[...]

Receipts? Greek Tax Evaders Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Receipts!

As the noted American newspaperman journalist and writer Damon Runyon said: “All horse players die broke,” and to that you can add ethical people....

European “Union”: Goodnight and Good Luck, Greece

"You either keep your word and push the mid-term program immediately or you will not be given the next trench", said Troika officials to George Papandreou and Evangelos Venizelos. Surely it must[...]

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