"This long-anticipated… publication signals the beginning of a potentially fruitful and certainly long overdue examination of the 1960s and 1970s in Greece. After so many years of discussions and debates on the Greek Civil War, the time for a careful consideration of the junta and its afterlife seems to have finally come. Kornetis offers an enormously productive entry point by exploring the issue that is analytically most central and socially most sensitive concerning this period: resistance and its counterpart, complicity. For anyone with an interest in the period or in the broad range of theoretical issues raised by its study, Children of the Dictatorship is an indispensible book that is sure to anchor future discussion and debate of the military regime.”
– Dimitris Antoniou, Journal of Modern Greek Studies
"This is a well-written and concise book that fills a lacuna in English-speaking literature on the 1960s and 1970s in Greece. It critically reconstructs the spirit of that age through the individual stories that Kornetis managed to collect—a difficult task since many key personalities of the student movement remain silent while its grassroots militants have internalized the Revolt as a trauma. Kornetis skillfully analyses the cultural saga that promoted the radicalization of the Polytechnic generation."
– Loudovikos Kotsonopoulos, Journal of Contemporary European Studies
"Kornetis convincingly argues in favor of placing the Greek case and, by extension, the Spanish and Portuguese ones, within the framework of the protest cycle of the "long sixties." The author rejects exceptionalism and proposes a more nuanced approach, according to which one should retain both the differences and similarities of national cases, keeping at the same time an eye on their interconnectedness and the emergence of processes of contagion on a global scale. Therefore, Children of the Dictatorship is of definite interest and its translation to Spanish or Portuguese is more than desirable."
– Sergio Rodríguez Tejada, Segle XX. Revista catalana d’història [in Catalan]
"Kostis Kornetis’ book on the Greek student movement of the 1960s demonstrates masterfully how mass education and the corresponding lack of job prospects for new graduates in an underdeveloped country, rather than helping to homogenize a student body supposedly united by shared circumstances, instead exacerbated its differences."
– Olivier Filieule, European Journal of Turkish Studies [in French]
"This book constitutes the political and intellectual biography of what is schematically called “Polytechnic Generation”. The author looks at both the actual events and their protagonists and captures the interconnection between private “micro-history” and “grand” political events."
– Jenny Lialiouti, Epistimi kai Koinonia [in Greek]
"Kornetis’s approach, beyond its originality and the sheer number of sources that it uses, offers insights into this generation and its historic role through the questions posed by a younger scholar with no personal involvement in this meaningful and highly charged period. The book’s empirical research delightfully captures the era’s historical context, providing at the same time a guide to the organizational and ideological contours of each student group."
– Dora Kotsaka, Anagnoseis [in Greek]