Andreas Papandreou’s Legacy of Disorder

- January 25, 2014

The saga of Christodoulos Xiros, the Nov. 17 terrorist who skipped out on leave, shows Greece is far from re-establishing a viable political system.

There’s Just No Substitute for Philotimo

- January 18, 2014

January, the month during which we celebrate The Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters, is a great time for some self-reflection. In our time, theologians like […]

The Endless Fanatic War Within Iran

- January 12, 2014

The Revolution of the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 followed almost immediately by the Mujahedeen movement in Afghanistan inspired an Islamic awakening that has unfolded in […]

Who We Want To Fight In Mideast

- January 12, 2014

The appalling bloodshed in the Middle East has led many generally well-meaning Americans to demand that we “do something” about it. Many, and not just […]

The Year 2014 Will Be Worse

- December 28, 2013

Here we go again, hearing those of us with inflated egos predict what will happen in the next 12 months. The year 2013 confirmed this […]

Athens’ Deadly December of 1944

- December 28, 2013

As Greece is going through a period of economic devastation and political schism, it is worthwhile to remember what took place in the streets of […]

A Healthy Vision for New York

- December 9, 2013

As I reflect on how New York City’s health problems can be solved, I am savoring the remarks of a new Mayor with ideas to […]

Push Away The Pulpit, Please

- December 9, 2013

“Moralism has prevailed for good in our lives, as well as in the life of the Church. It is taught is seminary and represents for […]

The Greek Immigrant Generation Gap

- December 9, 2013

A common theme echoed from studies looking at inter-generational mobility differences between foreign-born immigrants and their native-born counterparts is the degree to which the latter […]

Patriarch Bartholomew’s Ataturk Misstep

- December 9, 2013

On October 24 the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the purported childhood home (historians disagree whether he ever lived there), now “museum” dedicated to the founder […]