Paschos Mandravelis was born in Kozani in 1963. He studied Economics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Μedia at the New School in New York City. He has published several books, including “They Said: A Dictionary of Intelligent Speech” by Kastanioti Publications and “Exercises on Liberalism” by Dardanos Publications. He has also translated David Brown’s “Cybertrends” for Kastanioti Publications. He currently works as an opinions writer for Kathimerini.
If it weren’t for memories of some of the darker pages of the country’s history, settling Greece’s uninhabited islands with the refugees who land on our shores would not seem like such a bad idea.