In This Review

Transition in Spain
Transition in Spain
By Victor Alba
Transaction, 1978, 333 pp

Since the time of its settlement, so runs the argument of this book, Spain has been living "against the grain of history"-politically immature, socially unstable, and out of phase with developments in the rest of Europe. Today, having attained political democracy, Spain is catching up at last. The author, a veteran of the Civil War and of Franco's prisons, believes that Spain's besetting problems are well on the way to solution.