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lemma. Argentina is so tied up economically with Europe that
a collapse there would produce unprecedented catastrophe in
Argentina. The critical situation then is that she cannot afford
to continue these close ties, but a change seems, at present at
The situation is further clarified in the paper following by
Olive Holmes, research associate, foreign policy association, who
points out in "Argentina and the Dream of Southern Union"
that two currents have swept the course of Argentina's relations
with its neighbors, one impelling it to associate itself more closely
with them in an insular existence and the other drawing Argen-
tina toward the outside world and disassociating it from the other
nations in the southern part of the continent.
William L. Schurz, director of Latin-American Studies, Amer-
ican Institute for Foreign Trade, talks of the southern republics
of South America from the standpoint of a regional economy.
The lack of a uniform, or even similar, pattern in the trade
relationships of these republics militates against any comprehen-
sive scheme of economic integration. Their economies are not
complementary, but competitive.
Mario Illanes, commercial counselor, Embassy of Chile, Wash-
ington, lectures on "Chile, Today and Tomorrow, from the Eco-
nomic and Social Viewpoints." He offers a rather cheerful today
and an optimistic tomorrow, which is good.
And to conclude Number VI, Asher N. Christensen, professor
of political science, University of Minnesota, contributes a dis-
cussion on political events and governmental changes in Argen-
tina from 1943 to 1948. From the revolution that occurred in
June, 1943, to the 1948 election and its outlook, Professor Chris-
tensen leads up to certain conclusions with regard to the Per6n
This reviewer has no intention of starting an argument with
any of these fourteen distinguished speakers. Therefore, all con-
clusions, including Professor Christensen's, will stand approved
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