THE BALKANS: A Sort of Solidarity

At a banquet in the Peloponnesian city of Kalamata last week, King Paul of Greece casually broke the first rule of conduct for modern monarchs: he expressed a personal political opinion. Horrified by the slaughter in Hungary, the outspoken King called for a relentless fight against Communism, which he called "the enemy of all humanity."

Twenty-four hours later, arriving in Belgrade on a good-will visit, Greek Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis warmly clasped the proletarian paw of Marshal Tito. The inconsistency was more apparent than real: Greece's alliance with Communist Yugoslavia is designed to protect them both from Russian attack. Reaffirming...

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