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11 January 2013

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Dimitri

Thanks for the links Stavros!

We always thought that Maria was pregnant and Onassis didn't want a bastard child, seeing it was shameful at the time, in Greek culture (even though Onassis was depraved).

I think Maria did love him to a certain extent because she was surrounded by other rich people anyway.

Stavros

Dimitri,

I think both of them were tragic figures. Yes, they were flawed, aren't we all? I don't think one can listen to Callas sing without being moved to your core and one can't fail to appreciate Onassis for his genius in building such an empire though in the end it could not buy him happiness nor bring his son back to life.

They were passionate about the things they loved and I find that an endearing and typically Greek quality.

Dimitri

Yes, and isn't it amazing that one man nearly made Greece the richest country in the world, only to betrayed by another Greek.

Stavros

I just got Greek Fire by Nicholas Gage, purchased it on Amazon for 4 bucks. Can't wait to start reading it tonight.

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