GREECE: Dictatorship, War

Now on trial at Athens for high treason is General Theodore Pangalos, recently the efficient Dictator of ungrateful Greeks (1925-26). Today Pangalos seems a ruined man, his body wasted by imprisonment, his hair turned prematurely white (TIME, Feb. 27). Yet he rallied, last week, sufficiently to state crisply to correspondents his views on dictatorship and war, as follows:

"In Athens the dictatorial governments of Solon, Pisistratus and Pericles marked the most brilliant stations in the evolution of democracy. ... As I repeatedly said, even when I was in power, I never believed that dictatorial rule could ever be a permanent...

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