National Affairs: A Fee for Franco?

Most Americans don't like Francisco Franco, never have and probably never will. They didn't like the way he got to power with the help of Hitler and Mussolini, or the dictatorial way he stayed in power. In his favor it could only be said that, along with his fulminations against democracy, he had also been antiCommunist. There was one other thing to be said for Franco's Spain: its location.

Many a U.S. militaryman has privately argued the case for Spain as a potential naval base and a possible beachhead for the Army in case of...

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