Interesting Article Comparing Current USA to Old Argentina

February 17th, 2009 Posted in politics

Written by Jamie

I came across this very intresting article in the Washington Times. It compares what is currently happening in the United States with the economic stimulus package to the Peronist era on the 1940’s in Argentina.

Titled the Peron Pattern, the author believes that the US is moving towards a socialistic state, similar to what occurred in Argentina when Juan Peron was in power.

Whether you agree with the piece or not, it makes for some interesting debate.

  1. 8 Responses to “Interesting Article Comparing Current USA to Old Argentina”

  2. By jblaha on Feb 17, 2009

    It’s too bad we don’t learn from our past or from other countries any more. From an outside view, it’s so easy to see. Many times I guess we are just so involved in short term goals that we lose sight of the future.

  3. By Patagonia on Feb 17, 2009


    You are so very right. Don’t forget greed and living outside one’s means as well!

    Hope you are doing well and enjoying the married life.

    Suerte, Jamie

  4. By Katie on Feb 17, 2009

    Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for bringing this interesting article to my attention. It’s definitely food for thought. I am going to link to your entry from my blog.


  5. By Patagonia on Feb 18, 2009

    My pleasure Katie. Definetly an interesting read.

    Saludos, Jamie

  6. By steven hatcher on Feb 18, 2009

    Interesting, maybe. Bullshit, definitely.

    Conservatives are very effective at inverting their own political disasters and making it seem like it’s the fault or agenda of the Democrats. “…modern American liberalism is a form of fascism – otherwise known as national socialism. Its goal is to establish a centralized corporatist state, in which a ruling class manages to transfer power from the private to the public sector.” Wait a minute, other than the word ‘liberalism’ this sounds exactly like the last eight years. As the economic crisis has demonstrated, we were living in a corporatist state, one that was allowed to run amok within itself, creating and supporting wars, manipulating global economies, and destroying anything that threatened to get in its way. Does the author ask where has all the money gone? Does he even care? We’re not even a month into this thing and we’re already “heading down the road to socialism”? And that’s supposed to make sense in terms of Argentina?

    Rather than read the article, look up the Edmund Burke Institute where the author, Mr. Jeffrey Kuhner, is president. You, too, can learn how American Conservatism in fact champions feminism; how African Americans, Hispanics, and other Minorities in fact benefit from conservative “values” and “timeless principles.” Then, of course, there are the “assaults on human dignity” and “the culture of life”.

    No, on second thought, read the article, too. Then connect your own dots. There is certainly a reason the US is in the mess it finds itself and it ain’t because of an abundance of social programs or because of past “messianic” (and largely Democrat) leaders. And, I would argue, it has little to do with Argentina. Nice paper thin analogy, though, Jeffery.

  7. By changcho on Feb 18, 2009

    I have not read the article yet, but the sentence

    “…socialistic state, similar to what occurred in Argentina when Juan Peron was in power…”

    is rather strange. I mean it is rather strange (probably a better term would be “wrong”) to call the Peron era as socialistic.

  8. By Oso Hormiguero on Mar 2, 2009

    The article is quite misleading – starting with the writer’s incorrect use of the terms liberalism, socialism, corporatism and fascism, all rolled up into one ball. I suppose that many of his readers might not know the difference between these terms, and it is to his advantage. It just seems like a smear.

    Additionally, the writer appears quite content to tie all of the economic woes to the new guy – he’s just the new captain of a quickly sinking ship. What about the old captain who blew a truck-sized hole in the hull? Are we to think that this mess is somehow just a month old? Are we to think that this mess is going to be solved easily no matter who is now in charge?

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