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The Fire Last Time: 1968 and After

Author: Chris Harman

Bookmarks, London, 1998, pp. 410

Originally published: 1988

Chapter 13 ‘Portugal: The Revolution that Wilted’ recounts from a revolutionary socialist perspective the extraordinary ferment of 1974-75, a period of ‘dual power’ between radical workers going on strike and occupying their workplaces and the provisional government, with increasing polarization between left and right.