International: More Blessed to Give?

In the streets of Athens these days, people hail each other with a new greeting: "Yassou Truman"—(Health to Truman). But along with such exuberant gratitude for the U.S. President's promise of aid, some Greeks think they ought to beware of Americans bearing gifts.

The Greek Government itself, suddenly saved from ruin, was getting cocky. It liked U.S. assistance, but not the proposed U.S. supervision of that assistance. The crux was a U.S. plan to clean the Augean stable of Greece's economy, and, specifically, the U.S.'s intention to control what kind of goods the notoriously...

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