The Hemisphere: Thought Control

For months, Buenos Aires intellectuals have been hearing rumors of—and holding heated arguments over—a new brain wave of the Perón government: a "draft law of the intellectual worker." Although the bill was submitted to Education Minister Oscar Ivanissevich last September, few of the debaters knew exactly what they were arguing about; the bill's provisions have never been officially disclosed.

This week, in four columns of type, the capital's sturdily independent La Prensa unofficially summarized the bill's purported highlights. According to La Prensa's version, the bill would: 1) set up a government registry for scientists, writers, painters, musicians and architects, and fix standards...

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