Van Vlahakis: “We Either Become a Colony of Germany or Stay Independent”

By Van Vlahakis* I just listen to the news from Greece and I thought it might be useful to pass some advice to Greek politicians....

Forbes Magazine on Harsh “British Empire”-Style Terms, and Why Greeks Should Tell Their Creditors...

Tim Worstall from Forbes magazine explains why Greece  shouldn't agree to British Empire style terms imposed by the IMF and the EU and why...

A Comforting Winter in Greece Amidst The Crisis

When home for the holidays, I initially welcome the onset of New York’s holiday season, but as it progresses, I find myself packing my...

Is 2012 The Year Cretans Decide If They Want Out (from Greece)?

“Since Greece is such a geographically fragmented nation, do you think there is any movement for independence from any of the larger islands such...

Greece’s Deal with the Devils: Did Anybody Read this Thing?

ATHENS – At least he didn’t say the dog ate the memorandum or go “hummana hummana hummana" while looking sheepish and wiping his face,...

“Desperados” Unveils the Present Reality of Greek Youth

“Desperados”, a play written by George Iliopoulos and directed by Charalabos Loukopoulos, is about a group of college students that have just graduated from...

The Parthenon’s Ever-Changing Veneer

The ruins of the Parthenon crown the modern city of Athens with a hazy ambiguity. To the world outside of Athens, the stunning monument...

New Greek Scheme: Pay Pedophiles, Thieves, Arsonists, Masochists

GREEK BEAT Who says Socialism isn’t working in Greece just because the government has dismantled social welfare programs, cut worker’s pay by 30 percent, raised...

Comrade Koulouris and the “Do You Know Who I Am?” Era

On Saturday evening Kimon Koulouris, a former “Socialist” Minister of PASOK who is often mocked by the Greek media for his eye make up,...

The Back Door, the Vested Interests, and Why Greeks Can’t Trust Their Media

Greek media's standing with the public has fallen sharply from its high during the ‘90s and the ‘00s.  The falloff in trust stems from...

Vanishing Cyprus: Eurozone in Tatters

The existing turbulent debt crisis in the Eurozone is only the tip of the iceberg before the real storm destabilizes the lives of millions...

11 Reasons Why Greece Really Went Broke in 2011

ATHENS – Unless you were rich, a business executive, a celebrity, or among the few privileged elite who run the country and for whom...

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