Denmark: Setback for the Nanny State

Since he took over the leadership of the Social Democratic Party less than six years ago, Denmark's Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag, 53, has been forced to call parliamentary elections three times. Though energetic, craggily handsome and married to one of Denmark's cinema beauties, Krag has seemed less and less attractive to his country's voters with each successive ballot. He has not only acted highhanded in public (he has periodically scolded Danish workers for yearning for the better life), but has hurt his image by ignoring the sound political advice of his...