Foreign News: The Efficient Argentines

The Argentines are a proud and freedom-loving people who like to boast about their disregard of laws and restrictions and how they run their lives to suit themselves. But they are also great admirers of efficient government. Last week they wondered which horn of this dilemma they preferred.

Dour, puritanical President Pedro Ramirez had signed his 7,240th decree since taking office (TIME, June 14) and was still going strong. His Government was efficient as all get-out, but it was channeling Argentine lives into a path of righteousness and cultural uplift as they...

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