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Obituary for Louis Kyriacou (1933-2019), a fighter for social justice until the end

Louis Kyriacou collapsed and passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 86 while out shopping with his wife Eleni at Knox on Sunday 10 November 2019. He was …

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Relax Devin Nunes, since Greek antiquity theatre has been essential to politics

The connection between theatre and politics goes back to the earliest days of Western civilisation. In the ancient world, people took to the stage as one of the earliest instances …

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China’s relationships with Greece and Italy are deepening – EU is reaping exactly what it sowed

The eurozone has emerged from its debt crisis of 2010-18 intact, but at a very high cost to the periphery. Greece’s exit from its third bailout in August 2018, the …

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Celebrating Erotokritos Year 2019 (Part 2): Erotokritos in context

In Kornaros’ time the island of Crete, once part of the Byzantine Empire, had been a territory of the republic of Venice for about 400 years. Venice had acquired this …

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Jim Claven’s ‘Lemnos and Gallipoli Revealed’ captures the ANZAC spirit

There is an arresting photograph in historian and long-time Neos Kosmos contributor, Jim Claven’s recently published book ‘Lemnos & Gallipoli Revealed’ that encapsulates the spirit of the work like no …

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Why tyranny could be one of the inevitable outcomes of democracy

Plato, one of the earliest thinkers and writers about democracy, predicted that letting people govern themselves would eventually lead the masses to support the rule of tyrants. When I tell …

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Medusa, a class victim of women enabling the patriarchy

“When Medusa looks in the mirror, she sees the Lady of Sorrows” Mason Cooley. “In mythology the Medusa can petrify people with a look – which is a good thing, …

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Reasons for Labor’s defeat in the last ‘un-losable’ Australian elections – but will there be better days ahead?

In 1993, after a general election at which it had failed to defeat Labor, a colleague wrote that, if the Liberal party could not defeat Paul Keating, then perhaps it …

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3-parent IVF could prevent illness in many children (but it’s really more like 2.002-parent IVF)

Mitochondrial donation is an assisted reproductive technology sometimes described as “three-parent IVF”. It’s designed for women at high risk of passing on faulty mitochondrial DNA and having a child with …

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Respect and remembrance: 12-year-old Greek girl pays tribute to heroes in her family

World War I and World War II were the most devastating conflicts to ever affect mankind. The death and devastation were beyond imagination. Soldiers, families and entire groups of people …