12 July 2015   “The Turks have passed by here; all is in ruins and mourning. “ So wrote France’s great writer, Victor Hugo,  of the horrors he had witnessed during the Balkan liberation wars of the 1880’s.  If Hugo were alive today, he might well have used the […]

4 July 2015   PARIS – As the squalid drama of Greece’s bankruptcy unfolds, many alarmists claim the European Union is about to disintegrate. British and Americans are cheering the ills of the EU.  On top of all this, it’s a blazing 39.8 C here in the City of Light. […]