PORTUGAL: I'm Spinola--Defy Me

General Antonio de Spinola, who assumed the presidency of Portugal after the military coup last April, would like to be regarded as the liberator of his country. Unfortunately, Portugal has been drifting rapidly toward chaos ever since the revolt. The question now is whether fear of anarchy may force Spinola—like so many generals before him—to impose dictatorship on his country in the name of law and order.

Last week his government took two key steps toward imposing restraints on Portugal's new-found sense of freedom. Since the coup, Portugal has been virtually paralyzed by a succession of strikes and work stoppages....

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