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EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis).  Helleniscope is naturally in a "historical mood" these days... I am sure you can all recognize the line of the US Marines' Anthem, "...To the shores of Tripoli..." which refers to the First Barbary War...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis).  This is an exceptional video, an interview by geopolitical analyst and friend of Helleniscope Savvas Kalenteridis and Dr. Meletis Meletopoulos, a historian and a specialist in the Greek Revolution... You will be surprised to learn...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): This is an excellent video explaining the agreements between the Austro-Hungarian Emperor and the Russian Czarina Catherine the Great in the late 18th century, along with the many wars between Russia and Turkey.  One could...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis) Helleniscope has noted several times that among Greece's ecumenical foundations (Culture, Navigation, Orthodoxy, Diaspora), the most powerful is Culture for apparent reasons.  And Greece's diplomats, who have shown us many signs of diachronical incompetence, think...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis).  Remarkable contradictions have started arising - at a time when the new same-sex marriage law was passed in Greece... Greece's Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni expressed her outrage at Netflix’s take on Alexander the Great...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis) We can all fret about the future of Greece and Hellenism with all that we witnessed around us these last few years, but suddenly we come across such an authentic talent as Yiannis Haroulis (link...
EDITOR'S NOTE: I am an incurable optimist, but I think we will need to break many pomegranates this New Year's Eve to get the luck we need this coming year!! BELOW a video about the ancient custom and a short...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis).  For decades the whole civilized world, as Christmas time was approaching, had a very time-honored habit, the habit of celebrating this holiday with classical music and ballet, much of which originated in Russia. It was...
Mikis: "I don't care to be pro-Jewish or pro-Palestinian. I am pro-justice, pro-peace and pro-freedom!!"  In 1994, after the signing of the famous Oslo Accords - where the Independent Palestinian Authority was recognized - in the presence of Simon...
By Nick Stamatakis I first learned who Marina Satti was six years ago when I listened to a couple of her songs/videos and was left speechless.  The first one, "Koupes" ("Cups") made over 24 million views, and the second one,...