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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (3): 9–14.
Published: 01 September 2012
... known since ancient Athens as “The Mother of Democracy,” the sacred concept of demokratia , or rule by the people, has been profaned. The following month, another set of elections failed to give Greece the working majority it desperately needed to form a coalition of the traditional center-right...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (4): 100–107.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and world knowledge. The Delphic maxim of ancient Greece enjoined the faithful to “know thyself.” Only by leading an examined life can one hope to know justice and act justly. Self- and world knowledge allow the leader to develop a cosmopolitan outlook that crosses borders and cultures. In a globalized...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (3): 54–64.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the burden of war memories across a community. Copyright © 2016 World Policy Institute 2016 theater ancient Greece tragedy Sophocles trauma drama ANTIKE BAUKUNST ANTIKE BAUKUNST Picture thousands of citizen soldiers seated in an amphitheater on the south slope of the Acropolis...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (2): 120–129.
Published: 01 June 2015
... come a long way from ancient Greece when no individual could expect to live much past the age of 28. These days, the average world life expectancy hovers around 67 years—more than twice that of the early 20th century when, skewed by the holocaust of World War I that figure was closer to 31 years...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (2): 101–109.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Ioannis N. Grigoriadis © World Policy Institute 2011 2011 World Policy Institute Ankara— Hubris , Ate, and Nemesis are three minor Greek deities, mostly remembered today for their function in ancient Greek drama. Hubris symbolizes arrogance, and deviation from virtue. Ate refers...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (2): 9–15.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in Greece were based at the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, which housed one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In their rigid schedule, competitive events were interspersed with religious ceremonies. Similarly, the modern games intentionally took on religious trappings. Coubertin once said: “For me...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 113–122.
Published: 01 September 2014
... parties.” By contrast, in Greece, the far-left Syriza movement led by Alexis Tsipras, a handsome 39-year-old firebrand with a left-wing following nearly as messianic as the Le Pen’s in France, scored a watershed victory with more than 26 percent of the vote, outpolling the nation’s ruling New...
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World Policy Journal (2001) 18 (2): 55–64.
Published: 01 June 2001
... fanaticism of the sort that has rav­ with books by and about the man who drove aged the Balkans for the past ten years and a the invading Greeks into the sea in 1922 bridge to moderates in Greece and the wider and modeled the Turkish Republic on the world of Orthodox Christianity. And so...
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World Policy Journal (2001) 18 (2): 89–92.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... This is not just a Geor­ gian phenomenon. With variations, the same reflexes, exalted in rites and legends with their encoded themes about honor and confounding overlords, can be felt in many long-repressed nations, notably Armenia and Greece, Ireland and Scotland, Israel and Palestine, Poland...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 21–30.
Published: 01 December 2014
... begun to emerge, showing quite an intricate patchwork of subcultures, class antagonisms, lifestyles, and ancient sentiments. One of the main factors shaping Europe’s electoral geography is the division between cities and the countryside. In the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark...
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World Policy Journal (2000) 17 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 June 2000
... with kiwi fruit that have invaded the red-roofed building that sports a jaunty set menus of this ancient heartland of the truf­ of cow’s horns stretching perhaps 30 feet in fle and foie gras. length and proclaiming this to be Buffalo Bill’s Steakhouse. What’s New Toto, I don’t...
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World Policy Journal (2002) 19 (2): 88–92.
Published: 01 June 2002
... these graduates were many of Latin and loathsome client states in power. It can America’s “most notorious torturers, mass hardly complain when the downtrodden vic­ murderers, dictators and state terrorists.” tims of this policy strike back at the sym­ Nor was this “ancient history.” Recent...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Turkish politician from northern Greece. Turkish authorities continue to belittle Bartholomew by referring to him as a local religious leader. They stubbornly refuse to label him by his office as “Ecumenical Patriarch,” a phrase adopted in the sixth century to denote his wider pastoral and supra-national...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (3): 113–121.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... there lurks a host of other even more profound issues that jobs alone may not satisfy . Each of these systems is, at least in the classic definition, a democracy—a term derived from the ancient Greek words demos (people) and kratos (power). People power, or as Plato, not democracy’s biggest fan...
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World Policy Journal (2001) 18 (2): 43–53.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... A mixture of ancient resent­ a right to live alongside our Serbian broth­ ments, religious passions, ethnic hatreds, ers and sisters. and lust for power among political leaders To try retrospectively to understand permeated all sides. Among these ingredi­ this war, however, one must...
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World Policy Journal (2006) 22 (4): 7–14.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... Bush begins the sixth year of under the Bush administration, but since his presidency, he has been lamed if not the beginning of the Cold War. In Indone­ crippled by international condemnation of sia, Greece, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, suspected torture of detainees in U.S. cus­ Haiti, Turkey...
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World Policy Journal (2002) 18 (4): 69–78.
Published: 01 December 2002
... In stitu te. “We Have No Martin Luther K ing” Eastern Europe’s Rom a Minority Belinda Cooper West Berlin in 1990, after the fall of the to be called. The roots of this problem are Berlin Wall, still felt like the island it had ancient, dating almost to the first...
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World Policy Journal (2002) 18 (4): 79–89.
Published: 01 December 2002
... 300 students a year and includes progressive elements of the Ismaili religion, collaborative projects in the humanities which has a history of openness to other cul­ with partners in Ukraine, Greece, Spain, tures. Tellingly, its director, Rafique Ke- and Lithuania. MlSH is seeking full...