National Affairs: Thoroughly Pleasant

It was such a nice scene: it deserved to be engraved on a World's Fair souvenir spoon. Dr. Oscar Ivanissevich, the new Argentine ambassador to the U.S., was presenting his credentials to President Harry Truman. Dr. Ivanissevich was smiling and the President was smiling, and they were both saying what fine countries the other represented. It was hard to remember that only a few months ago the State Department was spreading the idea that Argentina's President Juan Peron was nothing but a fascist jerk.

Tall, brown-haired Dr. Ivanissevich, who had been Peron's personal physician before becoming a diplomat, made it plain that...

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