Alabama and Tibet

Brad De Long delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Jul 7 16:38:39 PDT 1998

>Finally, Brad De Long suggests that countries like Greece did not go
>communist because the Red Army stopped short of their border. Greece was
>the opening blow of the cold war. Didn't the CIA cut its teeth there?
>They might not have had a General Secretary, but their colonels were not
>particularly great democrats.

Yes indeed, the CIA did.

And it is hard in retrospect to argue that the average Greek has had a worse time since World War II--colonels bribing Spiro Agnew and all--than the average Bulgarian or Macedonian. (Excuse me, I meant FYR of Macedonia inhabitant.)

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