SPAIN: Safe from Democracy

As one of Europe's most durable dictators, Spain's Generalissimo Francisco Franco entertains a deep-seated distrust for the helter-skelter ways of democracy. Last week he made it plain that he wants none of it in Spanish Morocco.

"Precisely because we know and love the Moroccan people," said Franco, "we are in a better position to realize how disastrous it would be for their future and the attainment and preservation of their independence if the trickery and internal strife of political parties after the European model were transplanted to that territory." He added, "Nobody should be puzzled over why we should not...

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