Here is a South American country that has conceived an ideal of state-owned and operated industry and achieved a large measure of success. This is a detailed account of the development, the events leading up to it, facts and figures. He gives the economic background, discusses the State Insurance Bank, the Monopoly of Electric Light and Power, the Railways and Port Authority, the State Banks, labour legislation, social security, etc. Their social legislation led most of the world. But so far the country remains poor and illiterate, ill-equipped to carry out the leaders' ideals. A book of limited interest, to those who desire a rounded picture of South America, and to those who follow social trends.