The Argentine National Character (my paraphrase)

Roger Cohen recently wrote a column in the New York Times about Peronism. I do not agree with the statement politically, but if you add dancing and an obsession with food, it may serve as a description of the national character.

“Then, to give expression to its uniqueness, Argentina invented its own political philosophy: a strange mishmash of nationalism, romanticism, fascism, socialism, backwardness, progressiveness, militarism, eroticism, fantasy, musical, mournfulness, irresponsibility and repression. The name it gave all this was Peronism. It has proved impossible to shake.”

The counter-strike by Aníbal Fernández, a pro-Peronist Senator, was beautifully written up in The Bubble.  Enjoy.cohen-annibal