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Friday, 21 April 2017

Athens, Greece: 21 April 1967

50 Years Ago:

"Ελλάς Ελλήνων Χριστιανών"


Translation by Nikos Stangos

The Letter, Mikis Theodorakis

Update: With Kathimerini newspaper this Sunday -

From "The Nifi" blog of Linda Fagioli-Katsiotas:

"I've asked several Greeks what they thought of the dictatorship in Greece and their ideas of Panagoulis. Well, without a doubt, he was a hero. None would back down from that and perhaps they're all a little annoyed at me for questioning it. Those I've asked happened to be from the poorest areas of Greece. Yet, alongside that diehard love of Panagoulis is also the fact that it was during the dictatorship which he'd tried to topple, that roads, electric lines, water pipes and other infrastructure improvements were made to those forgotten villages in Epirus. And they all acknowledge that...But among the Greeks I questioned, there seemed to be no disconnect between Panagoulis, the hero, and the modernized infrastructure".

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