One doesn’t have to be acquainted with George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘1984’ to understand what is happening in Greece, the cradle of democracy: it is enough to recall Guicciardini’s dictum that the same things return with different colours. In this case, instead of the junta’s Foreign Minister, Pipinelis, refusing (in 1970) to renew the … Continue reading THE NEW GREEK JUNTA AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
It is always enlightening to hear the frank assessment of a diplomat upon leaving the service, once unshackled from "the patriotic art of lying for one's country", as 19th Century American journalist Ambrose Bierce described the craft. Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos was a career diplomat with the Greek foreign ministry. As a junior officer with the service … Continue reading Greece: “A promise from the army has been obtained to not intervene against a civil uprising” Explosive revelations from a former Greek diplomat.