I am horrified by the decision to appoint Miss Rebecca Sweetman director of the British School at Athens.
This lady is probably the first director of this institution who does not have a good knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek. Even her knowledge of modern Greek is far from desirable. Moreover, she never published a scientific edition of a monument or of a class of materials and never forwarded brilliant ideas. In my opinion she is definitely not a good scholar.
Worst, when I was a member of that institution, she never respected me.
She is very leftist. I heard her saying that the Greeks are too nationalistic and that the assertion that ancient Macedonians were Greek is something ‘fascist’.
I invite everybody to read these two articles:
ARTICLE #1 and ARTICLE #2
You will realize that she collects money in order to help the illegal immigration from third world countries to Greece and in long term to substitute the native population with new immigrants.
I specify here that I would not mind if she helps poor people regardless of their ethnicity. However limiting this help to illegal immigrants looks to me racist and discriminatory. There are also many Greeks who suffer economic hardship.
Let me please hope that the Minister of Culture of Greece will NOT accept this appointment.
Originally posted 2022-02-13 12:19:10.