The fall of Juan Peron took place in accordance with the basic rhythm of Latin American politics. The dictator is gone; the historical reasons for his emergence remain.
Peron was a stop-gap, a shrewd schemer who by suppressing the problems of his country created the illusion of having solved them. But it would be a mistake to suppose that he was merely another vest-pocket despot, or that with his fall everything will return to “normal.” The tension...
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