ARGENTINA,Toward a Total State: Toward a Total State

ARGENTINA

President Pedro Ramirez' tight little military oligarchy disbanded 13 civilian organizations last week. One was a United Nations bandage-wrapping society, another a German culture club, still another a youth movement that hated both Nazis and Communists but loved the British.

The people of Argentina were getting the idea. As civilians they were to do nothing to show favor toward either side in the war—not even talk. And with the idea came a growing realization that Ramirez and his clique of generals and admirals* were remodeling Argentina along well-tested totalitarian lines. In six weeks the Government had:

> Dissolved Congress;

> Called off...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!