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When Seven Million Cried No: Oxi Day in Greece

By Robert Zaller, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Drexel University Two dates stand out on the national Greek calendar:  Independence Day, March 25, when...

Losing the Knack for Disaster: Thucydides and Our Time

By Dr. Robert Zaller, Drexel Distinguished University Professor of History Emeritus Not long ago, life was perilous.  The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed...

A poem by the Late Lili Bita: Our Ancestors

They came with their black kerchiefs tied tightly under their chins. They brought us earthen jars. Sprigs of barley. Their scythes upright above their heads. They entered our hearths. They cackled at our gadgets. They...

A Visit to Hagia Sophia

By Robert Zaller, Ph.D. It could not have been known, but those of us fortunate enough to have seen Hagia Sophia between 1935 and 2020...

On the Road in Greece: June 17, 2018, A Black Day in Greece’s History

by Professor Catherine Tsounis, Contributing Editor “Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it,”  Winston Churchill. “With a signature, Prime Minister of Greece...

Greece’s Lost Decade and Beyond

by Robert Zaller, Ph.D., Contributing Editor Special to the Hellenic News of America     Two events defined the Greek summer of 2018.  Each signified a catastrophe on...

Renowned Greek American Author and Actress Lili Bita has passed away

Lili Bita, our beloved friend and a cultural affairs correspondent for the Hellenic News of America, passed away on February 12 following a tragic...

Passing the Chokehold:  A New “Crisis” for Greece by Professor Robert Zaller, Special to the Hellenic News of America

  According to reports, Greece will face a new, artificially-generated “crisis” this summer as more debt repayments loom, and with them another round of so-called...

Dear Hellenic News – congratulations on the success your paper has enjoyed for all of us that are Greek (my wife) or Hellenes (myself)!

Dear Hellenic News - congratulations on the success your paper has enjoyed for all of us that are Greek (my wife) or Hellenes (myself)! I...

The Fourth Great Crisis: Greece in the Summer of 2016 By Dr. Robert Zaller, Special to the Hellenic news of America

    From Omonia Square, three main streets lead to the center of Athens in Syntagma: Stadiou, Panepistemiou, and Akademias. They have been for many decades...

Greece and the Brexit by Professor Robert Zaller

    Here we are again. Once again, Greece is facing a default in July without an additional European Union bailout. Once again, large cuts in...

Greece After Democracy: The Year Behind, the Year Ahead By Professor Robert Zaller

    In 2016, Greece begins its first full year as a post-democracy, a fiscal ward of the European Union whose leaders take their orders from...

When Greece Conquered the World: Hellenistic Bronzes at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles By Professor Robert Zaller

    When Alexander the Great died in 323 B.C.E., his meteoric conquests had extended the sword of Greece eastward through North Africa, the Middle East,...

After the Election: Sovereign Nation, or Conquered Province? By Prof. Robert Zaller

  Snap! Snap! Alexis Tsipras must like the sound. In the midst of so-called negotiations with the European Union in June, Tsipras walked out and...

Dr. Zaller’s timely and of correct assessment articulate article: “Greece and Isreal: Two States at the Tipping Point

Dear Editor: Dr. Zaller's timely and of correct assessment articulate article: "Greece and Isreal: Two States at the Tipping Point" (HNA May 2015), must be...

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