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Day: May 28, 2023

Larisa, 2023

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It is an exaggeration to surmise that I go to places off my usual route when overseas, merely so they can serve as writing prompts. It is, but not as much of one as it should be. There have been several trips in my life where I spent more time writing about what I was […]

Fear of a Vlach planet

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It’s an interesting thing, to interrogate one’s petty prejudices. Especially when you think yourself above petty prejudices. Your correspondent aspires to cosmopolitanism and objectivity, and whenever he runs into the siren song of Greek nationalism, he will spell Greek words with a <c> instead. But bias seeps under your skin all the more when you […]

Why I went to Greece in 2023

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At Pringipessa taverna, Salonica, 23 May 2023.

First round of elections, Greece 2023

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There’s been an election here. The results were SYRIZA electorally smashed. Partly by a resurgent right and far right, but it’s been far too convenient for to blame that alone. There’s been a whole lot more voters in no mood to give SYRIZA a third chance; and the memories of 2015–2019 are raw enough, that […]

MIET, 2023

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Whenever I am anywhere near Salonica, this place gets a lot of money out of me, and I have to work out how to mail a whole lot of books back to Australia: The Educational Institute of the National Bank of Greece: Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τράπεζας (MIET). A heavy hitter as an academic publisher in […]

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