Who's a Totalitarian?

The trick of squaring the new U.S. anti-Communist law (TIME, Oct. 2) with hemisphere policy kept the State Department in a swirl last week. One provision of the law requires State to refuse visas to "totalitarians." Did that mean supporters of the strong-arm regimes which run such good neighbors as Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Peru or Venezuela?

While State's lawyers stewed, one indignant yelp arose from an area where the shoe might pinch. In wrathful comment on a New York Times story which raised the question of Argentina's "totalitarian" President Perón, Buenos Aires' die-hard Peronista daily La Epoca bellowed:...

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