ARGENTINA: Next to Godliness

As Argentina's Minister of Education, Dr. Oscar Ivanissevich has a habit of dropping into classrooms around the country to deliver homespun lectures on the greatness of his boss, President Juan Perón. Last week, in a broadcast aimed at all the nation's schools, Ivanissevich outdid himself.

"President Perón," said Dr. Ivanissevich, "never leaves a faucet running more than is absolutely necessary. President Perón, when he leaves a room, puts out all the lights himself. In this way he saves money which would otherwise go abroad to pay for coal and oil. General Perón is also very careful about his clothes. You will...

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