In all the vast expanse of his fatherland, no more ardent or versatile Peronista ever breathed than Oscar Ivanisse-vich, 45, onetime Argentine Ambassador to the U.S. As a surgeon he had removed the appendixes of both President and Señora Perón. As a poet he had composed the official party march, Peronista Boys. As Minister of Education, he distributed to his schoolchildren a saccharine pamphlet on Evita, "The Good Fairy of Argentina." Every morning on entering his office he bowed low to his patrons' pictures on the wall.

Yet somehow, in all of "Ivan's"...

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