The Sleepwalkers

Burnham, James
April 1975
National Review;4/11/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p388
This article focuses on the possible transformation of Portugal into a Communist-run democracy under the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP). It is reported that the Communist operation in Portugal will become a model for Spain, Greece, and Italy. It will have enormous repercussions in France, where there already is a Communist-Socialist united front that came within a percentage point of winning the last election. It is pointed that opinion polls showed only 10 per cent of the population supporting the PCP, but that did not discourage or inhibit the Communist leadership. One non-Communist organization after another has been illegalized.


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