ARGENTINA: Lecture by the Leader

Until philosophers are kings, or kings philosophers . . . cities will never rest from their evils—no, nor the human race.

—Plato

Juan Perón is fond of saying that Plato's ideal of the benevolent philosopher-ruler has at last been achieved in Argentina. Doctor (honoris causa) of the University of Buenos Aires and author of the "20 truths" of Peronismo (social justice, old-age pensions, etc.), Perón sees himself as a sage as well as a strong man. Last week some of Perón's lectures at the Peronista Normal School for party leaders were published in book form in Buenos Aires; they glittered with...

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