Greece: Hubris Doesn't Win

For committing the sin of hubris (overweening pride), the Fates toppled the heroes of ancient Greece. Last week Greek voters defeated the most successful Premier in the country's history, handsome, hard-driving Constantine Karamanlis, who had shown more than a touch of hubris when he said in a campaign speech: "The true political leader does not need the people. The people need the true political leader."

During his eight-year reign, Karamanlis had, as he said, "transformed Greece from an Oriental village to a European country." He brought the nation into the Common Market...

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