Letter from Athens: Former Greek Ministers, NY Economist Couple, Seek Work, Luxury Apartment

FILE - Rania Antonopoulou. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Yorgos Kontarinis)

When thousands of Greeks, and Greek-Americans, left the United States more than a century ago to defend their homeland when the Balkan Wars erupted, they weren’t looking for a rent subsidy in a high-end apartment in a chic Athens neighborhood, nor pounding their chests in false pride.

They came to fight, and die, if necessary, and weren’t seeking accolades, only to help Thn Patrida without breaking off from battle for a nice dinner at fancy restaurant, preferably paid for by someone …

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