Greece: Drinks at the Palace

On the surface, Athens was calm last week: no new Prime Minister was cho sen, none was dismissed, and the Greeks, who consider politics a national sport easily as worthy of conversation as football, discussed in shops and streets the possible candidates with detached excitement. The very lack of news was impossible to ignore, for unless some resolution was found to the month-long confrontation between King Constantine and ex-Premier George Papandreou, the field lay open to military coup from the right or armed revolt from the left. Young King Constantine appeared more...

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