PARIS | Friday night: Europe’s brightest city falls into terror’s darkness. More than 120 people unjustifiably lose their lives. They were out: watching a game, attending a concert, eating at their favourite restaurant, proposing to their future partner. They lost their lives at the hands of hateful religious extremists with warped ideas about the world. What happened? […]Read more "Paris: Obscurity, Intricacy and Terror"
Northern Irish politics are at risk of creating a vicious cycle of unemployment and sectarian violence for our youth. These are the people of the future- and they are being overruled by concerns and politicians who belong in the past.Read more "Northern Ireland is Not in Crisis- It is a System of Crisis"
As a Lebanese growing up watching Lebanon’s history unfold from the outside I can only ask myself this one question; how many times can my people make the same mistake? They complain all day, yet when it’s time to take matters into their own hands and elect the people who will hold their lives in their hands for the next 4 years, they resort to the same warlords and “people” who have run our country into the ground systematically for almost a century.Read more "Fool me once shame on you, Fool me twice shame on me"
In the Case of Greece, Everyone is Wrong (And Right) For the past 5 years, I’ve seen my own opinion on Greece and the Greek crisis constantly shift. First I was harsh, Professor VanDeveer had made it clear at my time at Harvard, that the Ancient Athenians were very harsh to the Melians (see “Melian Dialogue”). […]Read more "Enough: In the Case of Greece, Everyone is Wrong"
The METAPHOR You’ve lost your job, your child was given a detention, you’ve had a drink or two. Your partner tries to be supportive but in the heat of the previous events you begin to question your relationship, everything your partner does is wrong, stinks, is unfair – but you have a child together. You […]Read more "Greece seeking space to breathe"
I’m Greek. I’ve never lived in this country. I was born here though. I grew up away from Greece. Like most of us, Greeks who grow up abroad, we are taught, from a very young age to love our country, our history, our culture – sometimes, very often actually, too much. A myth is created […]Read more "Envision Greece and its future"