In his otherwise excellent July 30 column “Greece Frightenin’,” Grayson Lookner does a grave injustice by referring to Greece’s first post-civil war government as “centrist.” This so-called centrist government imprisoned, tortured and killed large numbers of its leftist political opponents, and it kidnapped children from the homes of its leftist opponents and forcibly removed them to orphanages.

Most of those brutalized by this government were veterans of Greece’s heroic resistance to the Nazi occupation of Greece, and they deserve better than to have those who brutalized them referred to as “centrist.”

Lawrence Reichard, Belfast