PORTUGAL: Socialism With a Stone Face

A wry little riddle is circulating in Lisbon these days about General Antonio Ramalho Eanes, 41, who has stepped down as army Chief of Staff to be a candidate in Portugal's June 27 presidential election. Question: "Why does Eanes always wear dark glasses?" Answer: "To hide his monocle." In fact, Eanes no longer wears his ominously familiar shades these days, but there are nonetheless several points to the quip. One is that Eanes (rhymes with Janice) is now the overwhelming favorite to become the country's next President, a post held by monocled...