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Chicago Tribune Video on Greece’s Economy Features AHI President
April 16, 2012—No. 25 (202) 785-8430

Chicago Tribune Video on Greece’s Economy Features AHI President

WASHINGTON, DC —A video piece complied by Chicago Tribune Columnist John Kass titled “On America and Greece, lessons to be learned” posted April 4, 2012, featured an interview with American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis.

Kass reports on Greece’s economy, its effect on the Greek people, and ponders if it is a foreshadowing of what is to come to America. In his interview, Larigakis affirms Greece’s resiliency based upon it being the standard-bearer of democratic ideals and the cradle of Western Civilization.

“What is happening in Greece today pales by comparison in terms of what has transpired within the glorious history of this country for over 2,500 years,” Larigakis said.

To view the video, please click here.

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