Queens Gazette

The Greek Connection Discussion, Greek Language Edition

Elias Demetracopoulos was an intrepid Greek journalist who tried to ex­pose an illegal transfer of funds from the Greek CIA to the Nixon campaign, and is probably one of the most overlooked, yet fascinating figures in 20th- century history. James H. Barron spent over 10 years researching and re­porting for this book, including five years of in-person meetings and daily phone calls with Demetracopoulos himself. Doris Kearns Goodwin calls this book “a masterful investigation… captures our attention from beginning to end.”

A stunning feat of biographic storytelling, The Greek Connection is about a lifetime of standing up for democracy and a free press against pow­erful special interests. It has much to teach us about our own era of journal­ism intimidation, dark money, and international intrigue.

Author James H. Barron just advised that a Greek edition of the book, “O Anthropos Kleidi” (“The Key Man”), was just published in Athens.

James H. Barron is a journalist, attorney, and founding advisory board member of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. A creator of the award-winning International Boston Initiative and Atlantic Rim Net­work, he has taught courses at MIT, led study groups at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, and lectured at universities in Paris and Tokyo.

Join James Barron and Katerina Sokou for a discussion of Barron’s ac­claimed biography, The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetra­copoulos and the Untold Story of Watergate (penguinrandomhouse.com). The conversation will explore the extraordinary life of journalist Elias Demetracopoulos, who – among many exploits – uncovered the Greek junta’s illegal financing of the Nixon campaign and the connection to the Watergate break-in. His life story is one of intrigue and indefatigable dem­ocratic and journalistic activism.

For info and the link to register, visit: ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2022/05/truth-democracy-freedom-deme­tracoupoulos/

For more info, visit TheGreekConnectionBook.com.

(To read the Gazette’s full story on the book that ran on September 9, 2020, “The Greek Connection’s Untold Watergate Story,” visit Qgazette.com.)

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