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Milo Yiannopoulos, Pedophilia, and Freedom of Speech

Every now and again, a Greek-American breaks through the coverage of this newspaper and is catapulted into the national media spotlight. Actually, that’s been happening a lot lately, given the number of individuals of...
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Cinema’s and Theater’s Core Concepts are Greek

Though two millennia have passed, much of theater’s and cinema’s terminology, plot elements, and classification into genres have not changed significantly since antiquity. Greeks did not only gave the world the theater, as an idea...
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What Has the Left of Today Done with Actual Liberals?

When I was growing up, do you know what a liberal was? It was someone who didn’t think that an otherwise qualified father should be denied custody of his child during divorce proceedings because...
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Erdogan’s Road to Absolute Rule – Then What?

There is no doubt that President Erdogan is determined to make himself the absolute ruler of Turkey. His formula is nothing new or surprising: the combination of nationalism, religion and fear. Naturally, in the...
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Will Greece become known as being anti-Trump?

Everyone is trying to elicit President Donald Trump’s intentions on the basis of his first decisions. But this is not easy. What is clear is that Trump will be a different kind of president than...
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A conversation with Panos Kammenos

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos called me last Thursday afternoon demanding – and threatening  – that I retract my commentary entitled “Trickery without Limits”, claiming that it was inaccurate and that I was “creating...
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Congratulations Mr. President and Best of Luck

As Donald Trump is about to take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States, admittedly there is a lot of skepticism about his performance so far and his temperament...
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Inaction as National Policy

Upon returning from a transatlantic trip, I am aware that life goes on as usual. But the world seems to be on the verge of major changes. For the first time in decades, a leader...
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Dear Hillary: Don’t Laugh on Inauguration Day

Dear Secretary Clinton: Although I vehemently opposed your candidacy for the presidency and continue to be grateful – actually, euphoric – that you did not prevail in the election, this open letter serves not as...
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Some Celebrity Deaths You Wouldn’t Read Much About

The way we react to the death of a famous person often speaks volumes about us as individuals. If we were to make a list of which celebrity deaths saddened us the most and...