PORTUGAL: The Moderates Take Charge

Emboldened by the failure of an abortive radical coup, Portugal's moderates took charge last week in what might fairly be called a middle-road revolution. Since the putdown of the Nov. 25 leftist plot, more than 100 officers and soldiers have been arrested and flown to a safe prison in Oporto. Other radical officers and civilians fled the country, as did a scruffy mob of youthful revolutionary groupies from other nations in Western Europe, who had flocked to Lisbon to help the cause. "It's dreadful," complained one beautiful Swedish blonde. "The revolution's over."

As chief of staff of the armed forces,...

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