More than 300 scholars from all over the world sent a letter to president B. Obama calling upon him to help the government in Skopje understand that it cannot build a national identity at the expense of historic truth. They explain that “our common international society cannot survive when history is ignored, much less when history is fabricated.”
The letter describes the policy of president Bush on the subject as “silly” adding that “the U.S.A. has no business in supporting the subversion of history.” Furthermore the letter explains that “Macedonia and Macedonian Greeks have been located for at least 2,500 years just where the modern Greek province of Macedonia is. Exactly this same relationship is true for Attica and Athenian Greeks, Argos and Argive Greeks, Corinth and Corinthian Greeks, etc.”
“We do not understand how the modern inhabitants of ancient Paionia, who speak Slavic – a language introduced into the Balkans about a millennium after the death of Alexander – can claim him as their national hero. Alexander the Great was thoroughly and indisputably Greek. His great-great-great grandfather, Alexander I, competed in the Olympic Games where participation was limited to Greeks.