ARGENTINA: Capitalism Is Unconstitutional

"The last chapter of our economic liberation begins with the case of the capitalistic organ La Prensa" cried Evita Perón's newspaper Democracia this week. "Capitalism itself is manifestly unconstitutional, since it stands for free enterprise, whereas the [1949 Argentina] constitution establishes full state control over foreign commerce and stipulates that any domestic enterprise may be defined as a public service and taken over."

Democracia's outburst capped a week of Peronista fulmination against La Prensa and all those, at home & abroad, who had spoken up in behalf of its right to be free and to criticize the regime of Juan...

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