FOREIGN RELATIONS: Aid and Conscience

Americans who feel that foreign aid should be not only an instrument of Realpolitik but of moral judgment have two difficult cases to worry about. One is Greece, where in 1967 a clique of colonels overthrew a shaky but democratic and legally elected regime. After delivering some lectures and pressing for the restoration of democratic institutions, last September the U.S. lifted an embargo on deliveries of heavy military equipment to the Greek junta. An even more painful dilemma for the conscientious concerns Pakistan. In March the government there launched savage warfare against the East Pakistanis, who were seeking greater...

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