Monty Stearns: A friend in times of trouble

Monteagle “Monty” Stearns, who died last week at the age of 91, was a very important diplomat and a friend of Greece. Although he...

STRUCTURAL DEFICITS OF THE PRIME-MINISTER

The recent appearance of Prime Minister Tsipras in a series of functions in the USA, revealed some of his basic deficits. First, he played...

THE WELL-BEING OF GREECE

My thoughts about what Pythia really meant, led me to the conclusion that, in the new political scene, we need to reject the toxic...

The crisis holds on, in Greece and in the world.

It appears that Aeolus bags, that started bursting back in 2008 in the USA, still hold a lot of air, while we all struggle...

THE GOVERNMENTAL MESS-MAKERS

The differentiating characteristic of the “first-ever Government of the Left” is that it has surpassed by far any previous Government in making a mess...

The wool ball of Tsipras unravels, but Greece is torn to pieces

On Tuesday morning, after Monday’s “black” Eurogroup, in SYRIZA’s camp the trumpet sounded “Tsipras forget the tie!” followed by an appropriate funeral march.  But,...

ANATOMY OF OUR TELEOPTIC LOGOMACHIES OTHERWISE KNOWN AS DEBATES

I have now reached the United States where, while waiting patiently my turn to go through a long line of immigration, I could watch...

TELE-POLITICAL-COKFIGHT

  I write with my impressions still fresh from yesterday’s tele-political cockfight. I will start with the positive points. Since the first Greek tele-debate in 1989,...

THE ART OF SOMERSAULTS AND BACK-TRACKING

Our most recent political history shows - in so many words - that this is the art of the SYRIZA-ANEL government. It reminds me...

WHAT THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU AT THE EU-TURKEY SUMMIT

Many Turks are fond of begrudging Europe for its double standards and lack of respect for their country. Not anymore, if you ask PM Ahmet...