Dimitris Konstantaras talks about the State of Freedom
of Themistocles Lykiardopoulos
Congratulations for this… Nowadays,
a venture, an experiment like the one you make
can PERHAPS prove to be a new solution.
Your book triggers existential
questions; it opens a pathway.
journalist & writer
Dimitris Konstantaras wrote the above text after he had fin-ished reading this book. In his first correspondence with the author, when he had still read only a part of the book, he had written to him the following comments:
“I found it interesting as an essay and as a vision, too. This is a difficult subject for a “book” and extremely anti-commercial. By this I mean that for many people this book constitutes a portrayal of their own selves, and the majority of the people read mainly in order to cheer up and not in order to think deeper about things.
“Of course, the question is: if this is the objective reality, then what is the point for me to write books?
“Hence, I reckon that THERE IS light at the end of the tunnel. But it takes too much effort, plenty of time, a lot of struggle and financial independence, because whoever believes that he can make a living from his books will die young and very poor.
“I did not read the whole book, because it needs time without distractions. It can be read little by little. Besides, it has con-cepts and strong arguments, but it does not have a story. This is both power and weakness. Power, because it will never “die”, and weakness, because there is no longer anybody who has “time without distractions” (with the exception of the pow-erless pensioners) in order to read it within a short time and spread it by recommending it to other people. Power, because it does not have a story which is mostly “borrowed” from the lives of “others”, and weakness, because it cannot be described; that is to say, “communicative weakness”. Power, because it denotes power of speech, determina¬tion, braveness and mastering of the Greek language. And weakness, because it constitutes a particular product for which there are not many consumers.”