A Fascist, a Communist and a Righteous Gentile
by Norman Berdichevsky (March 2016)
When Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, Portugal’s authoritarian ruler since 1932 finally was unable to rule effectively and his regime subsequently deposed by a military coup in 1974 (“The Carnation Revolution”), there was universal agreement that he left Portugal the poorest and most backward nation in Western Europe. Reporters on the scene in Lisbon reported signs of jubilation equaling V-E Day in London or Paris. more>>>
When we were young, any time our father raised his voice or made some booming pronouncement, my mother would wave her hand and exclaim "Salazar!