Post American Schadenfreude: The End of the USA As We Know It?

Cultures have long understood man’s very real capacity for taking pleasure in another’s misfortune. The Greeks described epichairekakia (epi, over, chairo, rejoice, kakia, disgrace). The Romans spoke...

O Giorgakis Mas (Our Boy George)

Teaching an American presidential politics class this fall has been quite an exhilarating academic journey. Teaching it as a Greek American, another matter entirely....

Will President Trump Force Greece Out of the Eurozone?

  By Thanos Dimadis* Trump’s presidency is likely to face its first Eurozone test within a few months with an imminent default by Greece on its...

A Greek Christmas Gift from My CIA Father

  By Leslie Absher Over thirty Christmases ago, my father gave me something it took many years to understand. It was the end of 1984 and...

Thea Halo Replies to Greek Education Minister’s Rejection of the Pontic Genocide

Thea Halo, the author of "Not Even My Name" and daughter of Sano Halo, the Grandmother of all Pontic Greeks, as they used to...

Op-ed: Setting the Record Straight on Cyprus

American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis responds to a guest commentary authored by Mr. Mehmet Mustafaoglu that was published May 1, 2015 in...

The Unfulfilled Justice of Anatolia

By Dean J. Argiris* Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail...

Nike of Samothrace Tower

This bold building design from renowned Russian architect Vasily Klyukin was inspired by Winged Victory of Samothrace, a marble sculpture of Greek goddess Nike,...

The Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Liberty

(Fotovolos Apollon. Ancient Corinth Museum.) The famous ‘Statue of Liberty’ is widely recognized across the world. Widely known as a gift from France to America,...

It was all Greek to Cleopatra too!

Though Cleopatra bore the ancient Egyptian title of pharaoh, the Ptolemaic dynasty she was a part of was Hellenistic (Greek), having been founded 300...

The Current U.S. Interest in Cyprus: “Trust, but Verify”

The following is an Op-Ed by AHI President Nick Larigakis. In the past two months, we have witnessed unprecedented engagement on the Cyprus issue by...

The 8 Best Things about Being a Greek American

We may not be Irish Americans or Italian Americans in huge numbers, but Greek Americans are special and wonderful for so many reasons....

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