Argentina: Fall of a Corporate Planner

"I have a vast plan in my pocket," boasted Lieut. General Juan Carlos On-gania to his countrymen four years ago after an army coup had installed him as President of Argentina. It became increasingly clear that Ongania's chief aim was to perpetuate his own authoritarian rule. To do so, he sought to create a corporate state in the style of Italy's Mussolini or Spain's Franco. Instead of holding elections, Ongania planned to establish a "three-pillared state" by appointing representatives of the unions, business interests and the technical-professional class to new executive advisory...

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