SPAIN: Grandee

The Duke of Alba, young grandee, was smitten with the idea of Democracy, probably on his last year's visit to the U.S.

Last week, he ordered two of his large estates to be divided and distributed among his tenants on a deferred payment plan. He hoped that other grandees would follow suit. His tenants prepared to hold a series of festivals in his honor.

Agrarianism is all the mode in Europe, but it is far more rare as a doctrine of the landowner than as a doctrine of the tenants. This case denotes a change of opinion by part of the...

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