ARGENTINA: Durable Dictator

"I would abandon the government this very day were I not fortified by the loyalty of the people and of my comrades in the army," declaimed Juan Perón last week. It was, perhaps unconsciously, a rather accurate statement of his position a week after the navy-managed attempt to bomb him to death and take over his government. Perón's top army officers, after some doubtful days, had stayed loyal; his labor-union support, though less important in this crisis than the army's backing, had hardly wavered. At week's end the Argentine dictator was again...

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