Greece: Royal Dilemma

Rising to demand a vote of confidence in Parliament last week, Greek Premier George Anthanassiadis-Novas quoted the author of The Frogs, to describe the man who sought to destroy him. Ex-Premier George Papandreou, said Novas, in the words of Aristophanes, was just another demagogue apt for "rousing the mob and terrorizing those who hold contrary opinions." The chorus of frogs was provided by 145 Deputies of Papandreou's (and Novas') Center Union Party, who, instead of croaking brekeke-kex-koax-koax, hooted "Judas!" and "Traitor!" at Novas and his ministers. At the end of the...

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