Greece: Barbs of Defiance

It was a blazing Athens morning, but the shades were tightly drawn in the modest second-story apartment in the residential section of Kolonaki. With urgent, hurried gestures, Panayotis Kanellopoulos, 64, ushered 15 visitors into his darkened living room. "We have only five minutes," he said. "Let us not stay here too long." Then the last constitutionally appointed Premier of Greece, who was overthrown, imprisoned and later released after the April 21 army coup, broke his long silence with a direct, head-on attack on Greece's military rulers.

"Today's authoritarian regime must cede its...

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