SPAIN: Toward Normalcy?

Some 27 months ago (TIME, Sept. 29, 1923) General Primo de Rivera, robust determined, overthrew the allegedly corrupt Government of Premier Alhucemas by "a bloodless Fascist revolution," and became de facto "The Mussolini of Spain" and de jure President of "The National Directorate,"* an office which King Alfonso hastily created for him.

At the time it was announced that the new Directorate intended to remain in power only long enough to purge Spain of her corrupt internal administration and to restore the prestige of her armies in Morocco. Last week it began to...

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