U.S. At War: Argentine Danzig?

To understand Argentina, the U.S. need only remember its own psychology before Pearl Harbor.

So advised Argentina's Novelist-Critic Max Dickmann last week after four months spent in the U.S. at the invitation of the State Department. Novelist Dickmann, 41, had earned the right to advise. Noted for his novels of Argentine life, he has long been a translator of American books, long a student of U.S. mores.

Biggest stumbling block in the path of good neighborliness, he said, is the long "misunderstanding" between the U.S. and Argentina. "All you know of us," he says, "is what, you read in the newspapers. . ....

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