GREECE: If We Hold Fast . . .

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War is a bad thing: but to submit to the dictation of other states is worse. Freedom, if we hold fast to it, will ultimately restore our losses, but submission will mean permanent loss of all that we value. . . . To those of you who call yourselves men of peace, I say: You are not safe unless you have men of action at your side.—Thucydides.

Modern Greeks needed such a man of action—who "restrained the multitudes while respecting their liberties." The man of action they got—Archbishop Da-maskinos (rhymes with...

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