Australian Left Review


Dean Ashenden


Lisbon in December was a city very different from the one I had visited in August. In the Rossio (the main square) the throngs of revolutionaries and political connoisseurs had been replaced by even larger throngs of unemployed , restless Angolans. The Mercedes and BMWs are appearing on the streets again, their owners now safe from the cries of “Fascist!” which had put their status symbols up for sale or in the garage for a year or more.



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