ARGENTINA: Fourth Estate


The man who, above all others, has made life all but impossible for independent Argentine newspapers and newsmen was made honorary president of the Argentine Press Syndicate last week. President Juan Domingo Perón accepted the honor with bland grace—and no wonder. Like their new head, members of the Peronista-minded syndicate believe that the press should be the tool of government, not an instrument of freedom.

The ostensible excuse for Perón's elevation to the fourth estate was his authorship of a series of newspaper articles setting forth his philosophy in confused prose. (Designed mainly for U.S. readers, the pieces impressed only a...

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