The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

In May 2017—70 years after the announcement of the Marshall Plan—I visited Greece on a US State Department-sponsored program commemorating the anniversary. There was a time when the subject would have been uncontroversial. Greece received a little over $700 million in aid under the European Recovery Program, and documentaries showing images of grateful Greek farmers receiving shipments of American mules and seed grain suggested that here, at least, the benevolence of the United States could not be questioned. Now, however, Greece is a deeply divided nation, not just in its internal politics and economic relationship …

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