The liberal writer and scholar (1906-1966) challenged stereotypical standards, trying to overcome them with delicate intellectual balance and bipolar argumentation: East-West, Greece-Europe, tradition-modernism, cosmopolitan-local, absolutism-nihilism. He raised the bar for prose writing with his "Free Spirit" in 1929.
His robust thinking possessed European orientation and bourgeois sophistication. He was both a visionary supporter of a United Europe and a strong regionalist. He remained impartial in his intellectual openness with a spirit that dominated by humanism and freedom.