Part of the British press met the U.S. State Department's recent blast against Argentina (TIME, Aug. 7) with a counterblast. Wrote the London Daily Mail's Alastair Forbes last week: "Argentina has found herself in the same state as a small Chicago shopkeeper of the old days who refused to pay 'protection' to the local gang." He predicted that bullying the Argentine military Government would only increase its popularity, that sanctions against Argentina would damage the Allies.

London's weighty Economist took the same line: "In British eyes, American policy in Argentina is suspected...

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