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EDITOR'S NOTE: Very few stories describe the American big heart and the true spirit of Christmas as the story of the American pilot, Gail Halvorsen, in post-war / cold-war Germany in 1948 who conceived of the idea of dropping...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): As we approach Christmas, it's time for all of us to focus on the wonderful tradition of Christianity, gift-giving... The history of gift-giving is synonymous with the history of Saint Nicholas.  Very few of us...
By Gabriel Karageorgiou and Dominic Selwood (Harvard Business Review) Summary.  While its etymology is simple — philos, or friend/love, and timi, or honor — the Greek word philotimo carries a universe of far richer meanings. It is decency, dignity, honesty, truthfulness, sincerity, altruism, and a...
ΣΗΜΕΙΩΣΗ ΣΥΝΤΑΞΗΣ (Νίκος Σταματάκης): Καθώς εισερχόμαστε στο έτος της μεγάλης επετείου των 200 ετών από την Επανάσταση του 1821 η ιστοσελίδα μας θα αρχίσει τη δημοσίευση σημαντικών σχεικών κειμένων.  Ξεκινάμε με το Α' μέρος αυτής της παρουσίασης του Γιώργου...
► December 13, 1943-Kalavrita ● The Wehrmacht operation with the code name Unternehmen Kalavryta ordered by the Nazi officer Helmut Felmy, commander of the 68th army, was completely successful. ● Over 700 bodies, all Kalavryta men, from 14 years old and...
EDITOR'S NOTE: I could easily change a few words (e.g I could replace "orthodoxy" with "faith") and this hymn to Greece, this hymn to liberty, would express in a unique way the feelings of all freedom-loving Americans in the...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): Tons of articles and many books have been written on the famous 1960 election whereby JFK won by 113,000 votes out of 68 million ballots cast. The majority of the questions raised had to do...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Sean Connery, the greatest of all 007 actors died at age 90... In tribute to all the wonderful memories, we present here some notes and videos of his movies filmed in Greece...  But let's start with his...
EDITOR'S NOTE: October 28, 1940: Mussolini presents an ultimatum to Greece: Surrender or face immediate conquest. With the Greek army outnumbered two to one, it was clear to the world there could be only one reasonable answer. But Prime...