ARGENTINA: Democracy's Blessings

In their days of power Dictator Juan Perón and his followers trampled on every principle of democracy; out of power, they wailed piteously for democracy's benefits. Last week they got them from the freely elected government of President Arturo Frondizi. After a night of congressional debate, during which 130 liters of coffee were consumed, the Chamber of Deputies gave unanimous approval to an "ample and generous" amnesty. Already passed by the Senate, the bill was quickly signed into law.

From exile in the Dominican Republic, Perón's first reaction was to denounce the law as a "trap," and to warn his...

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