THE NEW GREEK JUNTA AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

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

Greece: “A promise from the army has been obtained to not intervene against a civil uprising” Explosive revelations from a former Greek diplomat.

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.