Jose M. Vadi Review: The Greek Connection

This is a magnificent and serious history book that reads like a spellbinding novel.
The Greek Connection, is a compelling and superbly written biography of Elias
Demetracopoulos who fought the State Department, the C.I.A., and the Nixon
White House to end the military dictatorship in Greece in the 1960s and 1970s. In
In a time when a lot of people are looking for heroes, this is the story of one
courageous man’s struggle for democracy against the wrongs perpetuated by
callous and immoral governments seeking to prevent the truth from coming out,
defending the indefensible. Barron has a gift for storytelling. His language is
rhythmic, keeping the narrative moving. Too often books taste like Angel’s Food
Cake; this one is like New York Cheesecake—rich and deep.

It should be read for pure pleasure and assigned for classes dealing with the book’s
themes and topics.  It is as relevant as today’s headlines in teaching how an
individual can make a difference in fighting for justice against entrenched
government corruption and illegality. This is a MUST READ!

Jose M. Vadi, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA