GREECE: Wizard of Boz

In the land where the words for democracy and politics were coined, sly old Politico Eleutherios Venizelos, whose first name means "Liberty," had last week resorted to civil war because he lost the last elections (TIME, March 13, 1933). "Venizelos has gone mad," cried Premier Tsaldaris. But everyone knew that the old wizard of Greek politics must have known he had a 50-50 chance before he risked open revolution. Last week those were still the odds.

On Venizelos' side were the mixed races of the Greek islands and of Thrace and Eastern...

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