It has been a pretty good season for democracy, the summer of 1974. Not quite the triumph some writers have suggested, but encouraging enough both in Europe and America.
EUROPE. The collapse of the Portuguese and Greek juntas, good news intrinsically, raises fascinating problems. In neither case does there seem to have been an internal resistance movement powerful enough to have overthrown the dictatorship. What apparently happened, both in Portugal and Greece, was the worsening of an internal crisis among the men in power and, still more, a recognition within the bourgeoisie, the larger ranks of officers, and segments of the middle class that the military cliques in power had reached a point of utter incapacity. In both countries...
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