Spain: One More Step

Dictator Francisco Franco insists that Spain's current wave of unrest is a minor matter largely trumped up by the foreign press. Giving the lie to his own pronouncement, Franco's Cabinet last week decided that things were at least serious enough to suspend the article of the Spanish bill of rights that permits citizens to move freely around their own country.

What scared Franco was two bombings that shattered a Madrid bank front last week and made a mighty bang outside an administration building of the Roman Catholic Church. Police moved in on suspected members of an anti-Franco underground, arresting dozens. Then,...

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