I am writing to express my astonishment and disbelief when I have read the AP article „Alexander the Great’s statue stirs Balkan passions“ by your employees KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES and ELENA BECATOROS. The article they wrote is a thinly veiled hate propaganda against the Republic of Macedonia that …
In diesem Brief an seine Kollegen nimmt Prof. Daniel Tompkins (Temple University) Stellung zum Brief von Prof. Miller, der in einem Brief an den US-amerikanischen Präsidenten fordert, die USA müsse die Anerkennung der Republik Mazedonien zurücknehmen. Pelagon.de veröffentlicht den Brief zunächst auf englisch, demnächst auch auf deutsch.
While taking subjective positioning on topics of ancient history dealing with events that have taken place thousands of years ago, shrouded in mystery and still under the veil of an inconclusive and controversial permanency, to a certain degree, is an acceptable act. Affirming your signature to a politically motivated petition, not only is not acceptable but it is also counterproductive, unethical and undermines the educational principles, the confidence and the trust inherent in the scholarly institutions and leaves a permanent stigma on the integrity of our educational system. Moreover, an act of such frivolousness, subjective and self-securing interest will not only erode the students´ morale, weaken their convictions but also chip away at the purity of their beliefs.
By Risto Stefov, May 10, 2009 There are some staunch Modern Greeks out there that still don’t get it! Being told that you are a… Weiterlesen »Modern Greece and the Macedonian Heritage – Part 19 – Fifty authors can’t still all be wrong!
By Risto Stefov, May 3, 2009 It is difficult to convince Macedonians that Greeks exist when most „Greeks“ they know are in reality assimilated Macedonians,… Weiterlesen »Modern Greece and the Macedonian Heritage – Part 18 – Assimilation
Risto Stefov, April 26, 2009 Greek lobbyists and the Greek propaganda machine have been busy for the last couple of centuries ensuring that the „Greek… Weiterlesen »Modern Greece and the Macedonian Heritage – Part 17 – Education
By Risto Stefov, email@example.com, April 19, 2009 Modern Greeks, who were educated through the Greek educational system, seem to think that Macedonians did not exist… Weiterlesen »Modern Greece and the Macedonian Heritage – Part 16 – On to Macedonia
The dispute with Greece involves not only the name, but also it aims to harm the national and language identity of the people of Macedonia, stated Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Milososki commenting a statement from Greek Ambassador to US Alexandros Mallias that the proposal „The Republic of Northern Macedonia“ might lead to a name solution.
In April 2009, ELIAMEP, a Greek Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, published a „Thesis“ entitled „The Current Macedonian Issue between Athens and Skopje: Is there an Option for a Breakthrough?“ The paper was written by Evangelos Kofos, a long-time „Consultant“ to the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His views have and continue to form key aspects of Greek foreign policy in relation to the Macedonian issue.
Although ELIMEP’s paper is presented in a clear and concise manner, it contains a number of flawed arguments and omits certain truths on the „name issue“ which will be outlined in this paper.
By Risto Stefov,firstname.lastname@example.org, April 12, 2009 As much as I don’t want to turn this series into a „Dear Risto“ column, a couple of you… Weiterlesen »Modern Greece and the Macedonian Heritage – Part 15 – More questions