This book reprints a series of fifty-three articles under the titles “A Fifty-year History” and “Why did Greece Fall”, which were published by M. G. Sakellariou in his newspaper Cry for the Expiring Hellenism (1910-1911). The choice of the newspaper’s title and the articles’ heading demonstrates Sakellariou’s agony concerning the future of his country and his anxiety over the “inertia” of Greek politicians at critical moments; at the same time, Greece’s fall and “expiring Hellenism” constitute the starting-point for his penetrating philosophical and political thought, as well as his critical approach to religious topics. In his Introduction (pp. 13-47), Michael B. Sakellariou describes the milieu and the troubled epoch of his forefather, providing, moreover, an ingenuous sentimental dimension, which only he, today, could present with such immediacy.
Preface: P. M. Kitromilides.
Introduction: M. G. Sakellariou.