The shadow of 1974


By Michael S. Michael

When the Cyprus war imploded in the summer of 1974, unevenly matched and differently motivated forces conspired to divide the island.

As Christopher Hitchens’ ‘collusion theory’ suggests, these forces had one thing in common: their fear or dislike of an independent Cyprus.

As we, once again, find ourselves within ‘reach’ of a possible ‘solution’, the ghost of 1974 ascends from the viscera of history to agitate our conscience, exasperate our insecurities, and confound our judgement.

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