Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 40–55 | Cite as

Greek Cold War anti-Americanism in perspective, 1947–1989

  • Zinovia LialioutiEmail author


Greek anti-Americanism can be examined as normality rather than exception in the context of the Cold War political culture and of the European Cold War anti-Americanism. This hypothesis can be broken down to the following: (1) Greek anti-Americanism can be examined as a historical entity for the period 1947–1989; (2) it comprises two distinct components that interact, a political component and a cultural one; (3) it evolved into a field of convergence for the political parties. Based on the analysis of the archival material the following periodisation of Greek anti-Americanism is suggested: (a) Genetic phase, 1947–1954; (b) Development, 1954–1965; (c) Radicalisation and transformation, 1965–1974; (e) Generalised anti-Americanism (1974–1985); (e) Latent anti-Americanism (1985-early 1990s).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Centre for Political StudiesPanteion University of Social and Political SciencesAthensGreece

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