Letter to Editor

Response to ‘By What Criteria Does the Greek Diaspora Vote?’

To the Editor:

I strongly agree with you that throughout the history of the United States, in spite of the undue influence applied by the Turkish lobby on the State and Defense Departments, time and time again, the fundamental principles and ideals of America and the long-term interests of American foreign policy have always been identical with those of Greece and Cyprus. One would hope that someday soon, the bureaucrats in Washington will come to see that being on the right side of history is what it is all about.  

Arthur (Thanasie) Vrettas, PhD

Novi, MI


To the Editor: I found it upsetting to read in the Viewpoint by Constantinos E Scaros on January 22 that he and his family “high-fived” when they tested positive for COVID.

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