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GREECE: The Colonel Musters Out

Shortly after dawn last Wednesday, a Greek government police car sliced through the thick fog and stopped in front of the luxurious seaside villa of George...

GREECE: Papadocracy

All roads leading to Athens were plastered with billboards saying NAI (yes) in bold white against a blue background with the legend VOTE YES FOR DEMOCRACY...

GREECE: Caramanlis Speaks Out

"Is Caramanlis coming?" That question has often been voiced in Greece since the 1967 military takeover, as Greeks wistfully recalled the democratic leadership...

Greece: The Symbols of Acceptance

Shrouded under tarpaulin on the docks of the Italian port of Livorno are more than 200 American heavy tanks. They have been sitting there, running up storage...

GREECE: Escape by Red Carpet

Shortly before noon, the Luftwaffe JetStar landed at Athens airport and taxied over to the sector operated by the U.S. Air Force. Ostensibly, the JetStar was...

Greece: New Men, Old Mentality

It was surely one of the most exclusive elections of recent times. There are some 5,000,000 registered voters in Greece, but only 1,240 got to cast ballots...

Greece: Tales of Torture

Had it worked, the scheme might have been a public relations coup of sorts for the ruling Greek junta. Two months ago, acting on a Scandinavian complaint that...

Greece: Furor over Prisoners

On the night of April 21, 1967, battle-clad Greek soldiers arrested nearly 7,000 politicians and Communist suspects as part of the successful coup that...

Greece: A Poet Speaks Out

We have all learned, we all know, that in dictatorial regimes the beginning may seem easy. Yet tragedy waits at the end, inescapably. It is this tragic ending...

Greece: 92% Yes

Premier George Papadopoulos has yearned for a public endorsement of his military-backed regime ever since the colonels seized power 17 months ago. Last week he...

Greece: Slight Relaxation

Greece may be unpopular with other European governments, but it has never been more popular with European and American travelers. After a downturn in tourism...

Greece: I Am the Boss

Triangles can be as troublesome in politics as they are in romance. Thus, when a triumvirate of more or less equal members took over as Greece's new...

Greece: Breaking an Old Habit

A popular song urges Greek revelers: "Ola spasta, ola kapsta [Smash all, burn all]." The notion obviously strikes a chord in the Greek soul. As viewers of the...

Greece: The Neighbors' Verdict

Moments before the delegates were scheduled to recess for a luncheon of poached bass at the Italian embassy, Foreign Minister Panayotis Pipinelis of Greece...

Greece: The Ultimate Symbol

Ever since they seized power 18 months ago, Greece's ruling colonels have waged a remarkably successful campaign to secure international acceptance of their...

Greece: Litton Takes Charge

Zorba the Greek was a splendid hero, but when he tried his hand at lignite mining he was a disaster. That's the way economic things go in Greece, a country that...

Greece: Onward, Christian Soldiers

Aside from the approval of the King, the first thing Greece's new military rulers sought was the blessing of the Greek Orthodox Church. Premier Constantine...

Greece: Love, Tears & 100,000 Flowers

Byron died to help give Greece a Danish King, and last week Greece and Denmark joyously readied for a royal wedding to gladden a Romantic poet's art: the love...

Greece: Recognizing Realities

Whether loved or not, the junta led by Colonel-turned-Premier George Papadopoulos has proved two crucial facts beyond doubt: 1) it exercises absolute control...

Greece: Amnesty & Uncertainty

There was certainly nothing irresolute in the way the Greek junta put down King Constantine's feckless attempt at a countercoup. When it comes to less...