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...

Fakelaki, Rousfeti and the 4-4-2 System

While the Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos appears to be shocked with Mr Diomidis Spinellis' declaration that Greek tax officers, play the 4-4-2  football...

The Bone I’d Like to Pick with Greece: Where Have All the Dances Gone?

Every college campus has its local hang-out place. Aside from the fact that this place probably offers the cheapest food around, it is also...

Vanishing Cyprus: Politicocracy

The United States Office of Strategic Services, analyzed Hitler’s greatest propagandist, Joseph Goebbel’s rule on persuasion and mass control as follows: never allow the...

The Other Side of Athens

To most who arrive in Athens, the city resembles something between a complex of industrial factories, and the dodgy areas of Detroit. Smokestacks shooting...

Vanishing Cyprus – Failed Democracy – Part Two

Failed Democracy – Part Two “…One needs to take leadership to invent the future of tomorrow...” This is a big order indeed, especially when it...

Vanishing Cyprus – Failed Democracy – Part One

Democracy is a form of government in which all people are meant to be equal and to have an equal say in the decisions...

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