Author, left-wing activist Chronis Missios dies at 83

Left-wing activist and author Chronis Missios, died on Tuesday at the age of 83.

Kavala-born Missios was interned during the Civil War and the 1967-74 military dictatorship for his political beliefs. His autobiography, “Lucky You Died Young,” became a critical and popular success when first published in 1985. He spent the last years of his life living in near isolation with his partner, Rinio.

Missios was critical of recent Greek governments and was surprised by people’s apathy. “For the first time, I live in a society that seems to have suffered a stroke. It does not react to anything,” he has said.

He is also famous for saying: “My generation failed to change the world but at least I did not let the world change me.”

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