THE NATIONS: Who Needs Franco?

Last week, a lot of people thought it was time for the West to make friends with Francisco Franco. They were motivated not by affection for Spain's dictator, but by fear of Communism. The New Statesman and Nation's poison-ivy-wreathed laureate, Sagittarius, described the new approach:

Yet, though thy portrait I retouch, Respectable señor, I could not love thee, Chum, so much, Loathed I not Stalin more.

Easily Said. In Paris, 15 Latin American nations under Argentina's leadership prepared a resolution calling for Spain's admission to U.N. This would repeal a resolution the General Assembly passed two years ago, blackballing Franco...

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