No Thanks to Henry Kissinger: Hope for Portugal

Szulc, Tad
August 1975
New Republic;8/30/75, Vol. 173 Issue 9, p6
Observes that the Communist party in Portugal may already have been defeated in its bid for total power, and this has been accomplished by the Portuguese people themselves, without active aid from the United States. Demolition of two myths; Myth that communism is invincible once a well-organized local Communist party grabs important levers of power; Myth that active aid is needed from the U.S.; Author's view that the military moderates asserted themselves more quickly and effectively than anyone expected; Author's claim that U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger erred in assuming that Portugal would inevitably be lost.


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