Archive

The following interviews, listed here in alphabetical order, were published between 2007 and 2011, in Greek, in the greek daily national newspaper Eleftherotypia.

 

  • Agnes Heller, philosopher, on the democratic deficit in Hungary; March 20, 2010:Agnes Heller p.1Agnes Heller p.2

 

  • Alex Ross, music critic, on his book about classical music n the 20th century “The Rest is Noise. Listening to the Twentieth Century”; September 6, 2008: Alex Ross p.1Alex Ross p.2
  • Andrei Soldatov, journalist, on his book (written together with Irina Borogan) of «The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB»; January 15, 2011: Andrei Soldatov

 

  • Andrew Meier, journalist, on his book «The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin’s Secret Service»; November 1, 2008:Andrew Meier p.1Andrew Meier p.2

 

  • Anna Funder, journalist and novelist, author of “Stasiland”, a non-fiction book about the lives of the victims of East Germany’s feared Saatsicherheitspolizei; December 6, 2008:Screen shot 2013-07-12 at 3.22.18 PMScreen shot 2013-07-12 at 3.23.34 PM

 

  • Anna Potamianou, psychoanalyst and writer, on the origins of violence in family and political violence in Greece; June 5, 2011:Anna Potamianou, p.1Anna Potamianou, p.2

 

  • Anne Applebaum, journalist, on her book  “Gulag: A History”; February 20, 2010: Anne Applebaum, p.1Anne Applebaum, p.2

 

  • Archie Brown, political scientist and historian, on his book «The Rise and Fall of Communism»; June 20, 2009:Archie Brown p.1Archie Brown p.2

 

  • Avishai Margalit, philosopher, on his book “On Compromise and Rotten Compromises”; May 8, 2010: Avishai Margalit p.1Avishai Margalit p.2

 

  • Ben Skinner, journalist, on his book «A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with Modern Day Slavery»; September 26, 2009: Ben Skinner, p.1Ben Skinner, p.2

 

  • Bliss Broyard, author, on her book «One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life – A Story of Race and Secrets» about her late father, the writer and “New York Times” book critic Anatole Broyard; January 17, 2009: Bliss Broayard p.1Bliss Broayard p.2

 

  • Brian Nelson, journalist, on his book «The Silence and the Scorpion, The coup against Chavez and the making of modern Venezuela»; April 30, 2010: Brian Nelson p.1Brian Nelson p.2

 

  • Brian Whitaker, journalist, author of «What’s Really Wrong With Middle East» and author of the blog al-bab.com, on March 6, 2010: Brian Whitaker, p.1Brian Whitaker, p.2

 

  • Brynjar Lia, research professor at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), on his study «Architect of Global Jihad. The Life of Al-Qaida Strategist Abu Mas’ab al-Suri»; January 30, 2010:Brynjar Lia, p.1Brynjar Lia, p.2

 

  • Carlo Strenger, Israeli psychoanalyst and public intellectual, on the need for “therapeutic diplomacy” in the Middle East; April 10, 2010: Carlo Strenger p.1Carlo Strenger p.2

 

  • Charles Bowden, journalist and Mexico expert,on his book «Murder City»; September 4, 2010: Charles Bowden, p.1Charles Bowden, p.2

 

  • Chris Hoofnagle, Cyberlaw expert, on Google and “Big Brother”; May 30, 2009: Chris Hoofnagle, p.1Chris Hoofnagle, p.2

 

  • Daniel Mendelsohn, writer and criticon his book “The Lost: A search for six of six million”;  February 6, 2010: Daniel Mendelsohn, p.1Daniel Mendelsohn, p.2

 

  • Dubravka Ugresic, novelist, on nationalism and memory in the Balkans, on the occasion of what would be the 65th anniversary of Yugoslavia, on November 29, 2008: Dubravka Ugresic p.1Dubravka Ugresic p.2
  • Edmund de Waal, artist and writer, on his family memoir  «The Hare With Amber Eyes. A Hidden Inheritance»; January 22, 2011:Edmund de Waal p.1Edmund de Waal p.2

 

  • Emma Larkin, journalist writing under pseudonym, on her book «Everything Is Broken: The Untold Story of Disaster Under Burma’s Military Regime», on September 25, 2010: Emma Larkin

 

  • Evgeny Morozov, researcher the relationship between democracy and the Internet, on Google, China, politics and the web, on March 13, 2010:Evgeny Morozov, p.1Evgeny Morozov, p.2

 

  • Faisal Devji, Islam expert, on his book «The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics»; September 12, 2009:Faisal Devji, p.1Faisal Devji, p.2

 

  • Fred Halliday (1946 – 2010 ), academic and Middle East expert, on the anniversary of eight years after the attack on the WTC, on September 19, 2009: Fred Halliday, p.1Fred Halliday, p.2

 

  • Geert Lovink, Media Theorist, on blogging; September 27, 2008:Geert Lovink p.1Geert Lovink p.2

 

 

  • Gerard Prunier, historian, on his book «Africa’s World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe» ; March 28, 2009:Gerard Prunier, P.1Gerard Prunier, P.2

 

  • Ian Johnson, journalist, on his book “A Mosque in Munich : Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West”; September 11, 2010: Ian Johnson, p.1Ian Johnson, p.2

 

  • Janice Perlman, founder and president of The Mega Cities Project, on her book «Favela: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro»,; July 24, 2010:Janice Perlman, p.1Janice Perlman, p.2

 

  • Jean Tillie, political scientist, immigration and multiculturalism expert, on policies of integration in Europe;  December 12, 2009:Jean Tillie, p.1Jean Tillie, p.2

 

  • Jeffrey Wasserstrom, historian and China expert, on his book «China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know»; March 27, 2010:Jeffrey Wasserstrom, p.1Jeffrey Wasserstrom, p.2

 

  • John Keane, Professor of Politics, on his book, “The Life and Death of Democracy”; June 6, 2009:John Keane, p.1John Keane, p.2

 

  • Jonathan Brent, academic and publisher of the “Annals of Communism” series, on his book «Stalin’s Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953»; April 11, 2009: Jonathan Brent,. p.1Jonathan Brent,. p.2

 

 

 

  • Kevin Kelly, co-founder of “Wired” magazine and internet guru, on his book “«What Technology Wants»; December 4, 2010: Kevin Kelly

 

  • Jytte Klausen, political scientist, on her book ““The Cartoons That Shook The World” that looks back on the Danish cartoon affair; January 9, 2010:Jytte Klausen, p.1Jytte Klausen, p.2

 

  • Kenan Malik, writer and political commentator, on his book «From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and its Legacy»; February 14, 2009: Kenan Malik, p.1Kenan Malik, p.2

 

  • Ma Jian, novelist, Chinese dissident, on his novel “Beijing Coma”; September 20, 2008: Ma Jian p.1Matt Hindman, p.2

 

  • Marnia Lazreg, sociologist, discusses her book «Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women»; October 3, 2009:Marnia Lazreg, p.1Marnia Lazreg, p.2

 

  • Matthew Hindman, Internet Politics expert, on his book «The Myth of Digital Democracy»; April 17, 2009:Matt Hindman, p.1Matt Hindman, p.2

 

 

  • Michele Boldrin, Economics Professor, on his book «Against Intellectual Monopoly»; February 28, 2009:Michele Boldrin, p.1Michele Boldrin, p.2

 

  • Nadia Urbinati, polical scientist and public intellectual, on the state of democracy in Berlusconi’s Italy; January 23, 2010: Nadia Urbinati, p.1Nadia Urbinati, p.2

 

  • Nadje Al- Ali, Professor of Gender Studies and women’s rights activist, co-editor of «What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq» on women’s rights in Iraq; April 4, 2009: Nadje Al-Ali, p.1Nadje Al-Ali, p.2

 

  • Nicholas Carr, writer, on his book «The Shallows. What the Internet is Doing to our Brains»; October 2, 2010: Nicholas Carr p.1Nicholas Carr p.2

 

  • Nicholas Schmidle, journalist, on his book  «To Live or to Perish Forever. Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan»; May 16, 2009: Nicholas Schmidle, p.1Nicholas Schmidle, p.2

 

  • Nick Davies, journalist, on his book “Flat Earth News” and the state of investigative journalism; April 29, 2008:Nick Davies p.1Nick Davies p.2

 

  • Nigel Shadbolt, Artificial Intelligence Professor, on his book «The Spy in the Coffee Machine. The End of Privacy As We Know It»; October 25, 2008: Nigel Shadbolt p.1Nigel Shadbolt p.2

 

  • Oliver Sacks, neurologist and writer, on his book “Musicophilia”; March 1, 2008:Oliver Sacks p.1Oliver Sacks p.2

 

  • Paolo Flores d’ Arcais, philosopher, journalist and public intellectual, on the Catholic Church and the sexual abuse scandal; April 24, 2010:Paolo Flores D' Arcais, p.1Paolo Flores D' Arcais, p.2

 

  • Paul Bloom, Psychology Professor, on his book «How Pleasure Works. The New Science of Why we like what we like», on June 26, 2010:Paul Bloom, p.1Paul Bloom, p.2

 

  • Peter Singer, philosopher, on his book and project  «The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty»; March 21, 2009: Peter Singer p.1Peter Singer p.2Peter Singer p.3

 

  • Philip Roth, novelist, on his novel “Nemesis”; November 20, 2010: Philip Roth, p.1Philip Roth, p.2,3

 

  • Rabab El Mahdi, political scientist, editor of the study «Egypt: The Moment of Change», on the changes in Egyptian society; July 31, 2010: Rabab El Mahdi, p.1Rabab El Mahdi, p.2

 

  • Ramin Jahanbegloo, philosopher, Iranian dissident, on the movement of Non Violence; April 2, 2011: Ramin Jahanbegloo

 

 

 

  •  Robert Darnton, professor of European History and director of Harvard’s Library, discusses the Google Books Project and what the need for what he calls a digital democracy of Letters; December 19, 2009:Robert Darnton, p.1Robert Darnton, p.2

 

  • Ron Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto on issues of cyber espionage, cyber securiry and the concept of cyber war; July 18, 2009:Ron Deibert, p.1Ron Deibert, p.2

 

  • Saad Eskander, director of the National Library of Iraq, on his homecountry’s cultural heritage and his mission to give new life to the country’s national library; October 4, 2008:Saad Eskander p.1Saad Eskander p.2

 

  • Sarah Bakewell, novelist, on her biography of Montagne «How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty-One Answers»; February 19, 2011:Sarah Bakewell

 

  • Seyran Ates, lawyer and women’s rights activist, on her book «Der Islam braucht eine sexuelle Revolution»; November 21, 2009:Seyran Ates, p.1Seyran Ates, p.2

 

  • Sherry Turkle, director of MIT Initiative for Technology and Self, on her study «Alone Together. Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other»; March 19, 2011: Sherry Turkle

 

  • Slavenka Drakulic, journalist and novelist, on the occasion of the capture and pending trial of Radovan Karadjiz, speaks about the war and memory in former Yugoslavia; October 17, 2009: Slavenka Drakulic, p.1Slavenka Drakulic, p.2

 

 

  •  Spyros Sofos, political scientist, on his study Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey (co-authored with Umut Özkirimli); November 28, 2009: Spyros Sofos p.1Spyros Sofos, p.2

 

  • Suketu Mehta, journalist, on his book «Maximum City, Bombay Lost and Found», speaks about his hometown, in the aftermath of the Bombay terror attacks; March 7, 2009:Suketu Mehta, p.1Suketu Mehta, p.2

 

  • Susan Jacoby, public intellectual, author of “The Age of American Unreason” speaks about all those characteristcs of the american society that enabled Bush’s election into the White House; January 24, 2009:Susan Jacoby p.1Susan Jacoby p.2

 

Thomas Scanlon, Professor of Moral Philosophy, on the significance of the election of Barack Obama and how it has been changing attitudes in the US; July 4, 2009:Thomas Scanlon p.1Thomas Scanlon, p.2

 

  • Timothy Snyder, historian, on his book «Bloodlands. Europe Between Hitler and Stalin”; December 18, 2010:Timothy Snyder

 

 

Tzvetan Todorov, philosopher, on democracy and immigration in Europe; July 11, 2009: Tzvetan Todorov, p.1Tzvetan Todorov, p.2

 

Viktor Mayer Schoeneberger, Professor of Internet Governance, on his study «Delete, The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age»; October 31, 2009: Viktor Mayer Schoenberger, p.1Viktor Mayer Schoenberger, p.2

 

Walter Lacquer, historian and public intellectual, on what is wrong with Europe; June 12, 2010:Walter Laqueur, p.1Walter Laqueur, p.2