GREECE: Triantafyllopoulosism

What is high treason? The learned and venerable Professor Triantafyllppoulos, Minister of Justice, astonished international jurists last week by declaring that one who seizes the temporal power by violence has committed high treason if the people as a whole are subsequently dissatisfied with his government, but that the same act does not constitute high treason if the populace subsequently approves.

This diverting sophistry was propounded in the Athenian press last week with a definite purpose. The recently deposed dictator of Greece, General Pangalos is soon to be brought to trial, and it...

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