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Editors’ choice: summer reading from Politis

Posted  August 1, 2012  by  MK

Politis have selected the following series of previously published articles, covering a variety of topics, for your summer reading. Compiled by Politis summer staff intern Miriam Kamil. 1. This cheat sheet is excellent to have on hand while reading other entries in Politis’ live blog coverage of parliamentary elections in Greece. 2. We love Politis […]

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Good citizenship: Not a theoretical concept… simply a “good thing”

Posted  March 5, 2012  by  pdcadmin

By Ruth Sutton “1066 and All That,” a spoof history of England, gently assists its readers through the complexities of social change by inserting the regular insightful and analytical comment: “This was a good thing.”   Looking back on this period of instability in Greece and Europe in general, I can’t help wondering if, years on, […]

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New Media emerging

Posted  April 22, 2012  by  KK

By Krystallia Kalachani It is late afternoon, June 2011, the temperature in Athens is high. I am still at work giving a last look at my social media accounts before I leave for home, there is calling for a gathering in Syntagma Square, central Athens, in front of the Greek Parliament. I would be there […]

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The future of democracy in Greece

Posted  February 24, 2012  by  DW

By David Wisner Wolfgang Munchau is right, but for reasons he does not suspect. In his column in this past Monday’s Financial Times, Munchau laments the implications of this most recent round of Eurozone negotiations with Greece. In short, he concludes, if Germany wins, Greek democracy loses. The article generated considerable reaction. Munchau, who famously […]

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Sins of our fathers

Posted  March 27, 2012  by  DW

By David Wisner On days like this past Sunday (March 25) we celebrate the heroic exploits of our forebears. We characteristically posit that knowledge of such exploits constitutes one of the cornerstones of modern citizenship. What a contrast with our own elders, one might muse. Indeed, like many before it, our age is prone to […]

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Saying of the day: 6/9/13

Posted  June 9, 2013  by  Politis

    “When police attack peaceful protesters, when protesters attack property, everyone loses.” — Livy Merchant

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Football activism

Posted  June 23, 2013  by  DW

          A striking scene from the Copacabana.  

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Dumb ways to die

Posted  June 23, 2013  by  DW

An award-winning public service message from Metro Trains, Melbourne, Australia.

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Saying of the day: 6/22/13

Posted  June 21, 2013  by  Politis

“To me, achieving a global classroom means using education to erase barriers between people of different cultures and backgrounds; it means giving people the opportunity to learn without the limits imposed by physical or socio-economic circumstances; and it means giving schools and instructors around the world the ability to transcend boundaries to bring high-quality education […]

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Saying of the day: 6/20/13

Posted  June 20, 2013  by  Politis

    “J’ai mal à la Grèce.” Angélique Kourounis

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Afghanistan on the Aegean?

Posted  June 25, 2013  by  pdcadmin

By Alexis Papahelas It won’t be long before the relationship between Greece and the troika starts resembling that of the United States with Afghanistan. The efficient Americans entered that historical and complex country and tried to set up a modern state, an open economy etc. Not long after they started to realize that they were […]

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Democracy under seige in the north

Posted  June 25, 2013  by  pdcadmin

By Tom McLaughlin Our first prime minster, Sir John A. Macdonald, said “A public man should have no resentments.” His seething successors demonstrate that this adage is in desperate short supply in Canadian politics today. Faithful to the partisan glue binding them to their parties, our political class is doing everything possible to diminish, demean, […]

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Niarchos Foundation Conference on Philanthropy

Posted  June 26, 2013  by  Politis

The Second Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy will take place in Athens on June 27th and 28th. The conference will be broadcast live on the Stavros Niarchos Foundation website (www.SNF.org). Featured speakers include Andreas Dracopoulos, Anders Aslund, Olga Kefalogianni, George Soros, Garry Kasparov, and many more.

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Brazil, protestor’s flavor of the month?

Posted  June 26, 2013  by  pdcadmin

By Marty Kaplan I have outrage envy. For nearly two weeks, more than a million citizens across Brazil have taken to the streets to protest political corruption, economic injustice, poor health care, inadequate schools, lousy mass transit, a crumbling infrastructure and — yes, in the land of Pelé — billions blown on sports. “Brazil, wake up, any […]

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He’s back! (HH, that is)

Posted  June 27, 2013  by  Politis

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-year sleep in 2011 Berlin. There is no explanation for how or why this has happened, but that is […]

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Could citizenship ever be like surfing?

Posted  June 27, 2013  by  Politis
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New media and the future of journalism

Posted  June 28, 2013  by  KK

By Krysta Kalachani Let me bring to your attention a very interesting discussion (in Greek) about the new media and new types of journalism in the context ERT, as ERT was / is supposed to be. Worth watching, it tackles specifically the situation in the Greek media.  

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Diaspora Perspectives

Posted  June 28, 2013  by  Politis

By Elizabeth B. Seliotes Bolling [Editor’s note: Politis welcomes Alaska-born Hellene Elizabeth B. Seliotes Bolling, who will contribute notes on the experience of a diaspora Greek during the crisis.] Being an American of Greek blood who grew up in Alaska but is living in Greece, I experience treatment from the older Greek generation that sometimes […]

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The least bad option

Posted  June 19, 2013  by  pdcadmin

By Kevin Featherstone Last week’s dramatic decision to close down Greece’s state broadcaster, ERT answers a question Greece’s political leaders – in and out of government – have lacked the will to confront for a generation.  At one level, the move is gesture politics: a sudden, unilateral act intended to impress the Troika (the EU, […]

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Social entrepreneurialism twisted

Posted  June 19, 2013  by  M P

By Maria Patsarika Did you know about Bitcoin, the virtual currency? I didn’t. I found out this weekend reading the FT magazine. Bitcoin is one of the many entrepreneurial initiatives that feature all too often in the media. It is a monetary storage and distribution digital system, which enables transactions through exchange of codes, rather […]

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