Australian Left Review


Jim Levy


As if in a recurrent nightmare, the Argentine people seem trapped in an unending cycle of disaster. The latest episodes followed upon each other with frightening alacrity: humiliation in the Malvinas, the forced resignation of General Galtieri, the sordid internecine struggle for power in the wake of defeat, and failure at Madrid of the once world-champion soccer team. Argentina is a community under almost unbearable pressure in every facet of its existence: a state without legitimacy, politicians unable and unwilling to establish a workable consensus, an economy in shambles, a military, brutal and brutalised apparently beyond any constraints, a civilian population largely terrorised, submissive, confused and demoralised.



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