I am Greek and I wanna go home

Definition of hypocrisy: The British government bans Kelly Clarkson from taking Jane Austen’s ring out of the country which she paid £150,000 for at a UK auction, but has absolutely no regrets having its museums stuffed with «acquired» archaeological artefacts.

(If the Caryatid from the Erechtheion could cry, enraged stony tears would flood the Thames.)

photo: globalgreekworld


I am Greek and I want to go home. Με κρατάνε όμηρο

I am Greek and I want to go home. Με κρατάνε όμηρο
Αίσθηση, συγκίνηση και σίγουρα ένα μεγάλο λιθάρι στις πολύχρονες προσπάθειες επιστροφής των κλεμμένων μας γλυπτών του Παρθενώνα, έρχεται να προσθέσει με τη διαδικτυακή καμπάνια του ο ομογενής εκ Γερμανίας φωτογράφος και συνθέτης, Άρης Καλογερόπουλος.

My Name is Spyros and I am a Malakas

Αυτό που θα’πρεπε να έκανε το Κατερινάκι ….. / What Katerina should’ve done ….



Confronting Greece’s “Brain Drain”

by Vasiliki Mitrakos — Athens, July 11, 2011

“Staying in 2011 is not the same as staying in 1920 or in 1950. To leave does not mean exile, that I go and do not turn back or that I listen to Kazantzidi and I cry.” — Apostolos Doxiadis speaking at Intelligence Squared Greece’s debate on Greece’s “Brain Drain”

About 114,000 to 139,000 Greeks with a tertiary education work or study abroad—and 91 percent of those who received all of their degrees abroad do not seek employment in Greece upon graduation, according to a study by Lois Lambrianidis, author of Investing in Leaving.

Intelligence Squared Brain Drain

Intelligence Squared Greece’s “Brain Drain” debate focused on answering the question of whether Greek Συνέχεια

Photo of the Day: I am Greek and I wanna go home — Είμαι Ελληνίδα και θέλω να γυρίσω σπίτι

You don’t respect my people, but you so generously house me in your museums to make a nice profit. Thank you so much for your hypocrisy (which is a word you borrowed from us, by the way, but we never demanded royalties). Συνέχεια