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The Ancient Greeks Had Alternative Facts Too

The ancient Greeks had different ways of thinking about narrative and truth than we do today. By Joel Christensen In an age of deepfakes and alternative facts, it can be tricky getting at the truth. But persuading others—or even yourself—of what...

Ancient Greek Historian Thucydides and the January 6 Riots

Thucydides, the ancient Greek historian can help us understand the January 6 riots and their aftermath, as Greece also experienced extreme polarization and civil strife. By Rachel Hadas The second anniversary of Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection is upon us. And each...

Baba Vanga’s Predictions 2023: From Alien Attack to Solar Tsunami

You've probably heard at least one of Baba Vanga's famous predictions. The Bulgarian mystic and herbalist, who went blind as a child, has gained international acclaim for her ability, as many claim, to accurately predict the course of events. Baba...

Eva Kaili’s Freudian Slip and the Minimum Wages in Qatar

The problem that arose with Eva Kaili goes beyond any bribes, and constitutes a "thorn" for the Greek state coupled with the latest evidence that shows that Greece leads all EU countries in the perception of corruption. The essence...

My Dreams of the Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism, widely believed to be the world's first computer, has puzzled scientists for decades. By Evaggelos Vallianatos I saw the fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism in 2007. After moving slowly through the large rooms of the National Archaeological Museum...

Atlantis: How Plato’s Story Corresponds to Real History

Has the Atlantis mystery finally been solved? After years of extensive research, in conjunction with new archeological evidence, and with the aid of satellite technology, Christos A. Djonis credibly reveals that Plato based his story of Atlantis on a...

Killing of Alexandros Grigoropoulos Still Haunts Greece

December 6th marks the anniversary of the murder of fifteen-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas in 2008, an act that stands as a landmark case of police brutality in Greece. In more peaceful times, Greek society would mourn...

Why It Feels Like Christmas Comes Around More Quickly Each Year

Christmas is coming around faster the older we get. A survey of 918 adults in the UK found 77 percent of respondents agreed Christmas seems to arrive more quickly with each passing year, but why is this? By Ruth Ogden Think...

The Passion of the Greek Diaspora for Greece

Ever since ancient times, Greeks of the diaspora—those who have left their native land to establish a new life abroad—have enriched the international community. By Constantine Passaris Last year’s bicentennial celebrations of the Greek revolution of 1821 highlighted the passion of...

Why We are All Greeks: Three Times the World Adopted Greek Principles

"We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religions, our arts have their root in Greece," Percy Bysshe Shelley. By Demetri Kantarelis, Ph.D. Professor, Assumption University "Hey, we are all Greek!" I mean that, figuratively, we, all inhabitants of Earth,...

CIA Daughter Remembers the Polytechnic Uprising in Greece

On the occasion of the Athens Polytechnic uprising in Greece against the Junta, Leslie Absher, the daughter of a CIA operative stationed in Greece during the military dictatorship, recalls the events that eventually brought down the regime in 1973. Leslie...

Elon Musk: How Being Autistic May Make Him Think Differently

The business magnate and new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, revealed a while ago that he is autistic. Musk, the wealthiest person in the world, is autistic. How does this explain his behavior? By Punit Shah, Luca Hargitai, and Lucy...

Alexander the Great’s Assassination and the Location of the Lost Tomb

Every time we hear of the historical name of Alexander the Great, we think of the greatest of the Greek conquerors who reigned over an empire where the sun never set. Some even believe that Alexander's very existence was...

Four Scenarios for a World in Disorder

A world in disorder is epitomized by the deterioration in US-China relations, Russia’s war in Ukraine, populism and inflation. By David Bach Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s recent speech to the Communist Party Congress could be one of the most consequential of...

The Kyrie Irving Controversy

The Kyrie Irving controversy is electric. He is now suspended, but will it continue to unfold? By Mathew Quest   Many do not realize why the Brooklyn Nets and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have hesitated for so long to discipline and...