2011 was a very difficult year for Greece. In our conversations with unsuspecting full-blooded Americans, we, as Greek-Americans, went from our normal boasting about our beautiful beaches and delicious food to trying to defend the indefensible economic and political circus taking place in the land of our ancestors we all feel so much affection for. [...]
“Live Your Myth in Greece” is the slogan we hear all across New York City and Athens, Greece. Whether it is on the subway or bus stops they are everywhere. Now you can see this wonderful slogan while waiting for your cheeseburger deluxe at your local diner in New York City or anywhere in the [...]
At a moment of history when the rich are perceived as evil by the masses because they don’t share their wealth, St Nicholas’ life shows that the one percent can make a difference and sometimes produce Saints.
One year before the Presidential election Nick Larigakis reviews the Hellenic issues since Barack Obama came to office.
As a ‘seasoned’ individual, having experienced both sides of the Greek/non-Greek fence where marriage is concerned, I feel somewhat qualified to address this topic with first-hand experience, even though my story may not be a common one. Back in the 1980s, marrying a Greek-American was important to me. I attended Greek cultural events, sang the [...]
Could this happen in the United States? What would life be like if it did?
The financial crisis in Greece has caused detrimental havoc in the greek morale, and that, my friends, is the understatement of the century. The over-analysis combined with the lack of any will to remain calm and face tha facts escalate once the media come into play. Yep, drama did originate in Greece. Even if the [...]
By Thomas Belesis Since Barack Obama took office, $38 billion in new major regulations have been introduced, imposing an unprecedented burden on businesses, according to last month’s report by the Heritage Foundation. An overly regulated environment is creating uncertainty — and uncertainty is perhaps the greatest obstacle for investing and hiring. The administration hastily introduced the 2,300 page [...]
Having lived abroad for a decade or two (or three plus…) gives us Greek-Americans a whole new concept of Greekness or Greek identity and what it all means to be a Greek descendent or to just be Greek. As far as we are concerned, Greece is idealized, both as a country and as an ideal. To [...]
Although there has been a massive negative reaction about the crisis in Greece all over the world, the situation has changed in the US. Due to the implementation of the Medium-Fiscal Program, a large number of Greek-Americans have decided to contribute to the crisis by any means they can. CNN channel presented a new report by Jeff Stein, “With [...]
By Gregory Pappas An article I read on CNN.com prompted me to take stylus to iPad and begin writing this commentary. The article talked about Greek Americans to the rescue– organizing to help the homeland in her time of need. The headline was intriguing enough to warrant a click through from my Facebook newsfeed. Unfortunately, [...]
Being direct is considered a pretty good personality trait. That is an international fact. Greeks however, we take being direct to a whole new level. We ask questions others would consider prying, indiscreet or downright rude. Greeks want to know, gossip, comment, help or dish. Human relations go way further than the internationally understood level [...]
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