The inexplicable irrationality of Greek Nationalists

The Balkans are a strange place. Nations hate the nations they border and are friends with the ones they have no physical contact. Unfortunately, the Balkans are big and mountainous, while the nations occupying them are small and obstinate, which accounts for much more hatred than friendship. The feud between Macedonia and Greece is well known and much has been written about it from every possible point of view.

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Challenging Greek History-By-Slogans

By Victor Bivell Thank you Dushan and the Australian Macedonian Literary Association. I’m very happy to launch these two short and very interesting books – The Little Book of Big Greek Lies by Risto Stefov in Canada, and Ancient Greek and Other Ancient Testimonies About the Unique Ethnic Distinctness of the Ancient Macedonians by Aleksandar Donski in Macedonia. Let me

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The Theft of a King: Who Stole Alexander (by J.S.G. Gandeto)

The aim of this work is to present to my readers the other side of the story, the one that 19th century European intellectuals have forgotten to tell, or purposefully neglected to mention in their portrayal of the Macedonians. I have attempted, with no heed to political correctness, to simply tell our view of the events that have taken place in the last few centuries and to show how these events affected the Macedonian people in general and their existence in particular. The various topics that I have covered and discussed with my opponents represent my views only; my heartfelt feelings and frustrations about the Macedonian plight that to many of you, was, and still is, terra incognita.

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Modern Greeks and Identity theft

Nowadays we often hear in the news of people having their identity stolen, resulting in life altering consequences for the victims. This, however, is not a new phenomenon, at least not for the Macedonians. When an identity thief steals a person´s identity, which on the surface may sound funny, they steal more than their name; they steal their history, property,

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Greek by Politics (Risto Stefov)

Here is the situation. Before nationalism reached the Balkans and before Philhellenism gripped Western Europe , the Balkans were occupied by the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires. The people who were under the Ottoman Empire were identified primarily by their religions which were predominantly Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Jews, etc. Underneath its religion each group was also identified by its language and

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About the Greek Language

There is much to say about the so-called „Greek language“ about its inception some 3,000 years ago and about its evolution to what is supposedly spoken in Greece today. But is the language spoken in Greece today a „Greek language“, whatever that may mean, or a mix of various languages that modern Greeks speak today? There are a couple of

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