OBITUARY


An aerial view of Mon Repos, a 19th century neoclassical villa in which Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elisabeth, was born and currently accommodates an archaeological museum, on the island of Corfu, Greece, April 10, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters]
SOCIETY

On Friday, June 10, 1921, anxious cries disturbed the peace in the spacious rooms and beautiful gardens of the palace of Mon Repo in Corfu. Princess Alice and Prince Andrew, members of the Greek and Danish royal families, were expecting their fifth child. Later that evening, Margarita, Theodora, Cecilia and Sofia welcomed their brother, Philip.


A photo provided by Cornell University shows the Cornell University historian Walter LaFeber while teaching, circa 1973 in Ithaca, NY. [Cornell University via The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Walter LaFeber, a Cornell University history professor and author whose unvarnished version of American diplomacy drew hundreds of students and spectators to his Saturday morning lectures, and whose acolytes went on to influence the nation’s foreign policy, died Tuesday in Ithaca, New York.

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BANKING

Yiannis Costopoulos was a true gentleman and a special part of Greece’s history. He was, above all else, a deeply fascinating man who possessed a wide range of interests, from sailing to history.




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OBITUARY

The rural town of Salisbury, Maryland is an unlikely place from which a young man imbued with the high ideals and values of Hellenism would make his way to the world stage. It is in this small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that on February 3, 1933, Panagiotis Spyros Sarbanes was born, who would in time grow into the legendary Senator Paul S. Sarbanes.


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OBITUARY

How wit, integrity and expertise made America’s first Greek-American senator a behind-the-scenes Washington power player.

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DIASPORA

US Senator Paul Sarbanes, who passed away at the age of 87 on December 6, is a major reason we Hellenes are held in such high regard in the United States. The powerfully positive impression he made for decades on hundreds of influential American policymakers and opinion leaders is unsurpassed.

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DIASPORA

I believe that the unsung success of Sarbanes’ efforts – especially in the area of bilateral Greek-Turkish relations but also with regard to the Cyprus issue – lay in his ability to convince the American side that supporting Greek positions would not only serve Greek interests but, mainly, American ones.