Don’t Cry For Free Argentina

Source: Garrison Center
by Joel Schlosberg

“Has The New York Times Magazine‘s David Wallace-Wells forgotten the star of Bedtime for Bonzo? Maybe not, but his ‘Javier Milei Is a New Prophet of Apocalyptic Capitalism’ (March 31) never mentions an obvious forerunner of the current president of Argentina. Wallace-Wells finds the tone of Milei’s speech at Davos 2024 on January 18 ‘vehement’ and ‘millenarian,’ but Milei’s conclusion that ‘The state is not the solution. The state is the problem itself’ is a near-verbatim echo of a much-quoted line from Ronald Reagan’s First Inaugural Address.” (04/02/24)