A "No-Win Situation" in Argentina

Influential intellectual Carlos Escudé says his country's new leader faces an intractable situation

Carlos Escudé is no newcomer to controversy. As an adviser to ex-President Carlos Menem in the early 1990s, the Yale-trained political scientist was the intellectual force behind Argentina's end to 50 years of nonstop confrontation with the U.S. and the start of an era of automatic alignment. The foreign policy coup was as dramatic as it was at first unpopular to the normally proud Argentines, who even coined a phrase to describe their newfound love affair with the yankis: carnal relations.

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