Trump, Greek Ship Owners and Cuba

Trump, Greek Ship Owners and Cuba

Posted by on Αυγ 12, 2017 in Blogposts, Latest News, Opinions | No Comments

by Elias Kulukundis In contrast to many commentators, Gillian Tett, the Financial Times’ banking and finance editor, makes a much needed attempt to see the controversial president’s world view from the inside. (“Who Says Donald Trump Is Not aMan of honour?” The Financial Times, Sunday August 6, 2017. ) Tett comments that Trump places great […]

Will We Bury Our Heads in the Sand?

Will We Bury Our Heads in the Sand?

Posted by on Μαρ 13, 2017 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

The other day I was telling my daughter what it was like to be alive in New York during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. I was twenty-seven at the time, living in a bachelor apartment near the United Nations, and dating a woman I had met in graduate school at the Russian Institute at […]

The CIA’s Post-mortem

The CIA’s Post-mortem

Posted by on Δεκ 15, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

The CIA announced that it has “a growing body of evidence” (uncited) that Russia intervened to tip the election to Trump. It is therefore argued that another election should be held. If that were to be the case, then another Democratic primary should also be held, one without the interventions of the DNC which the […]

William Boardman’s latest article

William Boardman’s latest article

Posted by on Δεκ 14, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

«That’s pretty much why no one won this election. There was no one to vote for. We’ve been in the wilderness much longer than we generally acknowledge. Bigots didn’t put us there. Misogynists didn’t put us there. White nationalists didn’t put us there. They all may contribute to keeping us there, but capitalists puts us […]

Post Mortem and a Suggestion

Post Mortem and a Suggestion

Posted by on Νοέ 22, 2016 in Blogposts, Latest News, Opinions | No Comments

I started the election cycle as an independent who normally votes for Democratic candidates for president. Like many of my stripe, I espoused the cause of Bernie Sanders, and week after week I responded to his call on the internet, “So, Elias, I have to ask…” by sending him $27 which was what he asked […]

An American Looks At the Abyss

An American Looks At the Abyss

Posted by on Νοέ 4, 2016 in Blogposts, Latest News, Opinions | No Comments

The announcement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it will continue to look into the activities of the Clinton Foundation makes it now likely that the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will face a criminal indictment.  The F.B.I’s decision was brought about by wide opposition among rank and file agents to the intervention of the […]

James Comey – Victim or Protagonist

James Comey – Victim or Protagonist

Posted by on Οκτ 31, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

On a weekend in late October in 1973, then President Richard Nixon fired the Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, who had been demanding that he hand over tapes of White House conversations. The Attorney General Eliot Richardson resigned in protest, and the crisis which became known as the Saturday Night Massacre, set the stage for […]

Bob Dylan Brief Chronicler of the Time

Bob Dylan Brief Chronicler of the Time

Posted by on Οκτ 24, 2016 in Blogposts, Latest News, Opinions | No Comments

The Swedish Academy’s award of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan has sparked a controversy that is perfectly in keeping with the bard’s career. Bob Dylan, aka Bob Zimmerman, came from Minnesota and began writing and performing songs in the bars and cafés of Greenwich Village in the early 1960’s. Having access […]

Waiting For the Barbarian…

Waiting For the Barbarian…

Posted by on Οκτ 14, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

…after the poem by C.P. Cavafy, translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. What are we waiting for, glued to the television? The barbarian may be on today. Why isn’t anything happening in the congress? Why do the senators and congresspeople pass no laws? Because we’re having an election, and a barbarian could win. Isn’t […]

Will Donald Trump  be the first Iranian president of the United States?

Will Donald Trump be the first Iranian president of the United States?

Posted by on Ιούλ 13, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

Is Donald Trump trying to be the first Iranian president of the United States? Remember president Ahmedinajhad of Iran? He used to say, “We will drive Israel into the sea”. His own people as well as seasoned middle-east watchers knew he didn’t mean it. He didn’t mean he would drive Israel into the sea. Clearly, that […]

The Ongoing Greek Crisis

The Ongoing Greek Crisis

Posted by on Ιαν 28, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

The proposal to seal the border between Macedonia and Greece made by the Slovenian Prime minister and being considered by Brussels is the latest round in last year’s Eurozone crisis, in which the plan to expel Greece has entered through another door. Having held off doing the irrevocable at the last minute in 2015, Brussels […]

Bernie Sanders and the U.S. President elections

Bernie Sanders and the U.S. President elections

Posted by on Ιαν 20, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

People have asked me recently who I would want to be  the Democratic candidate for U.S. President.  When I discussed the question with a good friend of mine with whom I often  agree on political  matters, I said, “Bernie Sanders is for most of the things I’m for.” “He’ll never win,” my friend answered. “That’s […]