The Nixon administration and the death of Allende's Chile : a case of assisted suicide

Jonathan Haslam

In this revealing history of Allende's Chile, Jonathan Haslam uncovers the actual involvement of Cuba, the Soviet Union, and the CIA in that country's struggle for political and economic stability. The story begins by tracing the trajectory of the communist and socialist parties from the pre-war period through to the dramatic election of Salvador Allende as president of Chile in 1970, in a country long accustomed to political democracy but divided by great inequality of income. It weaves in an account of a new force linked to Castro's Cuba, and elucidates the longstanding politicization of the Chilean armed forces through mere talk of action in the early 1960s to the attempted coup d'etat of 1969 and the coup of 1973. It highlights the personal profile of Allende and his close ties to Cuba, and shows Soviet indifference to the fate of the regime during a period of emerging detente with the United States, which meant enduring isolation for this precarious socialist experiment. In this tragic tale of assisted suicide, The Nixon Administration and the Death of Allende's Chile underlines the chronic mismanagement of the economy in the drive to socialism on the back of a minority franchise. It deepens our understanding of close US involvement in attempts to block the formation of the Unidad Popular government, and how it then attempted to bring down the regime by massive subsidies to nationwide strikes, engineering a coup led by the navy behind the back even of CIA stations in Santiago. "Our hand doesn't show on this one..." - Nixon to Kissinger, 11.50am, 16 September 1973, following the death of Salvador Allende

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書名 The Nixon administration and the death of Allende's Chile : a case of assisted suicide
著作者等 Haslam, Jonathan
出版元 Verso
刊行年月 2005
ページ数 xvi, 255 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 1844670309
NCID BA76975001
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス