In Washington, it was be-kind-to-dictators week.

At long last, Francisco Franco of Spain got the EGA loan he had been seeking. With the air of a man holding his nose and obeying an unpleasant command, ECA announced that it would begin "immediately" to channel to Spanish industries and companies the $62.5 million in ECA funds set aside for Spain by the 81st Congress. Able no longer to ignore the will of Congress, despite its own contempt for the Franco dictatorship, the Administration did its best to make it look as unlike a Marshall Plan project as possible. ECA would send...

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