UNITED NATIONS: Cooler Passions

In Athens 4,000 banner-waving Greek students flowed through the streets, shouting against not only the British but the Americans as well. They tried to storm the U.S. embassy. On Cyprus four days later, students staged noisy protest marches in several cities, stoned U.S. consular buildings, clashed with tear-gas-throwing police and British Tommies. The U.N. had just voted (with U.S. support) to table Greece's claim to the strategic British island fortress of Cyprus.

The most remarkable thing about last week's demonstrations was that they represented the only display of overt passion in a...

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