ARGENTINA: Out of Hand?

Some strange things happened last week in Juan D. Perón's Argentina. In a country ruled by a man who is regarded by most of the world as the Strong Man, not everything was running on schedule. The first intimations of trouble came at the constitutional convention, which was expected to whip out a Peronista constitution in jig time.

At the start, everything seemed shipshape. Evita Perón planned to stage-manage the convention as if it were a Peronista rally. Inspecting the high-domed Congreso a few days before the convention opened, imperious Evita acted as if she owned the place. She announced...

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