Spain: End of the Experiment

Spain's Generalissimo Francisco Franco broke off his uneasy five-year ad venture into liberalism last week by clamping a state of emergency on his increasingly restive nation. The move came after fiery student demonstrations in Madrid and Barcelona; the regime charged that students had been misled by "wicked and ambitious persons" employing a "strategy aimed at producing an orgy of nihilism, anarchism and disobedience." Student unrest, however, was only part of the story. During the past sev eral years, the long quiescent opposition to Franco had taken on sufficient stat ure to...

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