Greece: Signs of a Showdown

The bestseller in Athens last week was, of all things, the French newspaper Le Monde. It was sold out within a few minutes after it appeared on the newsstands, and friends quickly passed around tattered issues to one another. The reason for the newspaper's sudden popularity: it carried a ringing attack on Greece's military rulers by the most popular of conservative Greek politicians. He is Constantine Karamanlis, 60, the former Premier (1955-63) who gave Greece an unparalleled period of political stability and economic growth before a quarrel with Queen Frederika and an election loss to Liberal George Papandreou persuaded...

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