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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Greece after the elections: looking forward

By Simon Bensasson The following is a set of assumptions which provide, to my mind at least, the broader context in which the current Greek crisis is situated. (a)     There is a global problem caused by an imbalance of con...
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He’s back! (HH, that is)

COULD Adolf Hitler come to power today? Timur Vermes poses this question in his debut novel “He’s Back” (“Er Ist Wieder Da”). Told in the first person, the plot sees Hitler randomly wake up from a 66-y...
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Journalists in jail

By Kostas Vaxevanis Journalism is often either invested with magic powers or blamed for all that is wrong in the world. Both positions are wrong. Journalism is the way, lonely most of the times, of truth. Often colleagues discu...
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The Dukakis Center: the inside story

A new academic year is beginning at the American College of Thessaloniki and the Dukakis Center is planning another banner year of events and public service initiatives. Politis caught up with Dr. David Wisner, Executive Direct...
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Toward a new American center?

David Brooks writes in his New York Times column today that President Obama made a strong case for a “pragmatic and patriotic progressivism” in his second inaugural address yesterday. Where does leave the thoughtful...
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Creativity sentenced to death

By Maria Patsarika I never thought academic writing could be that frustrating until I started practicing it. And it’s not because I prefer live dialogue to print dialogue (although I do); writing is a pleasure, whether yo...
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Peter Economides on the Cypriot miracle

Peter Economides has a post in praise of Cypriots on his blog. “There is no such thing as a financial crisis. It’s the result of a social crisis, a values crisis, a confidence crisis, a how we feel about ourselves crisi...
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The Warehouse of Souls

By Nicholas Piston* It was somewhat poetic taking the ferry across the Aegean in the cover of night.  I made my way to the outdoor deck, my preferred place to sit whenever taking a ferry in Greece, and stared out to Piraeus,...
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Illiberal and un-European

By David Wisner A few months ago I filed my Greek tax return, as I have every year since 1995; just recently I payed the first installment of my remaining income tax obligation for 2012. This year, like last, I had to submit al...
 

 
 

Women in public life — today!

Three stories in today’s Guardian show all the contradictions in looking at the roles women play in contemporary public life around the world. First, Yvonne Roberts laments the small number of women in public life in the ...
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