Monthly Archives: August 2005

The Mechanism of Catastrophe

The Mechanism of Catastrophe 1a book Vryonis

The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul This new book by Spyro Vryonis, Jr., is a carefully researched account of the events of September 6-7, 1955. The book reviews are significant, particularly those by Turkish academics who have welcomed the research. The reviews can be read, and the book can be ordered, on-line from the publisher, In addition to his many accomplishments and contributions (a number of which are described ... Read More »

Alexander Downer, his daughter, a prestige scholarship and the PM’s code of conduct

Does an Australian foreign minister have a conflict of interest if a close member of his family is awarded a prestigious scholarship by a country which uses such scholarships to “contribute to the maintenance of a strong relationship between the countries”? Should close family members of senior politicians exclude themselves from certain opportunities because of the public perception that could be created if they don’t? Is an unfortunate perception created during a time of war when the daughter of the ... Read More »