PORTUGAL: The Only Free Man

Along Lisbon's sunny streets last week nearly all available space was filled with election posters. One bore the likeness of Dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar and of President Antonio Oscar de Fragoso Carmona, a 79-year-old general and pompous figurehead. The legend on the poster was: "Dois homens uma só obra"—two men with one work. Opponents of the regime had crossed out the a in uma, which changed the meaning: two men, one goes to the bathroom.

This Sunday, Portugal's "qualified" voters may, if they wish, go to the polls. Since Salazar seized power 20 years ago there have been...

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