The Right Coast

March 07, 2004
Grecian Formula
By Maimon Schwarzschild

Greek conservatives have won a thumping victory in Sunday's elections -- displacing the left-wing parties that have governed Greece for the past two decades.

The Greek left is even more viscerally anti-American than most of the Euro-left: harking back to the strong Stalinist affinities of the left during the Greek civil war after World War II. So this weekend's election results could be helpful, at least in a small way, to the US diplomatic position in Europe.