In This Review

The Crisis of the Dictatorships: Portugal, Spain, Greece
The Crisis of the Dictatorships: Portugal, Spain, Greece
By Nicos Poulantzas
Humanities Press, 1976, 166 pp.
Foreign Interference in Greek Politics
Foreign Interference in Greek Politics
By Theodore A. Couloumbis, John A. Petropulos, and Harry J. Pso
Pella, 1976, 171 pp.
The Greek Upheaval
The Greek Upheaval
By Taki Theodoracopulos
Stacey International, 1977, 262 pp.

Occasioned by developments in Greece over the past decade, these books offer background and explanations, none quite satisfactory. The first, a neo-Marxist analysis, considers Greece (like the other authoritarian regimes in southern Europe) a victim of imperialist dependence. The second sees foreign interference as a persistent feature of Greek political life since the early 19th century. The third book, by a Greek journalist educated in this country, absolves the United States and blames the Greek "problem" on native politics and corrupt politicians.