more honest than any election ever held in a Communist country. An agricultural director in Heracleion, Crete, who had lived in the United States and taken his degree at Cornell, was one of the official observers of the polling in Heracleion. He told me that in his opinion the Greek elections were not as honest as you would expect an election to be in Ithaca, New York, but about as honest as you would expect in Chicago.
I don't know, of course, how much injustice there has been in Greece, but I note that Secretary Marshall3 has recently stated that Greece and the present Greek government are not being fairly treated by the American press. I note, too, that Dwight Griswold, the director of AMAG in Greece, does not believe that there have been many, if any, undeserved executions in Greece under the existing regime. 4 I remember that even the Athenian liberals who were most critical of the Sophoulis government maintained that their courts were upright and incorruptible. And I wonder if our own government would stick so closely to the rules that protect the individual from state tyranny if we were fighting a Communist rebellion urged on and supported by a massive group of foreign powers. The procedures of the Un-American Activities Committee lead me to believe that if the Communist danger were as real here as in Greece our House of Representatives would be inclined to shoot first and investigate afterward. There is no "UnGreek Activities Committee" in Athens. 5
Sincerely Maxwell Anderson