The Falklands: A Blue-and-White Frenzy

Argentines forget their differences in a burst of patriotism

NOW...TO THE DEATH! proclaimed the posters that appeared all over Buenos Aires last week. Above that stark message was the image of a bullet-riddled Union Jack. Beneath it, in fine print, was the English inscription, "I'm sorry." To the right, a bold warning: "We knew how to give our lives for our Malvinas. And now we will know how to kill whoever tries to take them away from us."

Nothing could have better symbolized the mood of fierce national pride, defiance and determination that reigned in...

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