GREECE: Caesarean Gesture

When Julius Caesar was the legally appointed Dictator of Rome and secure in his power, he puzzled his supporters by granting amnesty to conspirators and forbidding torture (except with his express permission) to prove how liberal a dictator he was. George Papadopoulos, sometime colonel of artillery and, since 1967, tyrant of Athens, is no latter-day Caesar. But last week, apparently feeling secure after obtaining a 78.4% majority in an unopposed "election" for an eight-year term as President of his recently proclaimed Greek republic, Papadopoulos, 54, surprised his critics with an uncharacteristic...

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