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This Year’s Historic European Elections for Diaspora Greeks and Collective Priorities

This Year’s Historic European Elections for Diaspora Greeks and Collective Priorities

Citizens of the 27 EU nation-states are voting in this year’s European Parliament elections.
Repeated Provocations Show Greece that Talk is Cheap

Repeated Provocations Show Greece that Talk is Cheap

Greece endured a series of provocations from its neighbors this month.
Cultural Legacy and Soft Power: Hellenism’s Leaders Must Weigh Their Responsibilities

Cultural Legacy and Soft Power: Hellenism’s Leaders Must Weigh Their Responsibilities

There are moments when one observes the ignorance of leaders in a position to leverage Hellenism’s spiritual and cultural legacy – our national treasure – and realizes how little importance they give to the issue of ‘soft power’.
Synampohteron and Alliloperichorisis: A Glimpse at the Hellenic Mindset

Synampohteron and Alliloperichorisis: A Glimpse at the Hellenic Mindset

As we head toward the culmination of the divine drama and the celebration of Holy Pascha, this special time is prime for sharpening our spiritual senses, but also contemplating certain qualities of our cultural otherness that shape our worldview and unique historical standpoint.
With Political Instability Growing, Greece Needs to Display Consistency

With Political Instability Growing, Greece Needs to Display Consistency

The latest postponement of a White House visit by Greece’s Premier – for a second time this year – in conjunction with the announcement of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s trip to Washington, DC in May is certainly not auspicious.
Contemplating the Deeper Meaning of the March 25th Double Holiday

Contemplating the Deeper Meaning of the March 25th Double Holiday

Both in Greece and abroad, the double holiday of March 25th is celebrated in manifold ways, with holy services, student shows, parades, etc.
Private Universities in Greece: Seizing Opportunities, Rethinking Past Hangups

Private Universities in Greece: Seizing Opportunities, Rethinking Past Hangups

The Greek Government is in the process of passing pass long-awaited legislation regarding the operation of private not-for-profit universities.
Institutions, Statutes, and…Misdemeanors

Institutions, Statutes, and…Misdemeanors

The Greek word for statute or institution (thesmos) is derived from the verb ‘tithemi’, which means to place or lay down – hence the phrase ‘lay down the law’.
National Elections, Mail-in Ballots, and Lame Arguments

National Elections, Mail-in Ballots, and Lame Arguments

An unsuccessful first attempt by the Greek Government to extend mail-in voting rights to Greek citizens living abroad for national elections revealed that there is still ground to cover to overcome longstanding obstacles created by partisanship, considering that 200 votes are needed to pass this amendment.
Will the Government’s Rights Fetish Create a Cultural Backlash?

Will the Government’s Rights Fetish Create a Cultural Backlash?

The Greek Government is displaying inexplicable haste to push through a bill legalizing gay marriage (which will inevitably lead to adoption by homosexual couples, despite pledges to the contrary).

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