A Nation of Enemies: Chile Under Pinochet

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1993 - History - 367 pages
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"Drawing admirably on their respective talents as a journalist and scholar, Constable and Valenzuela have provided the best overview thus far available of the long authoritarian chapter in Chile's democratic history-its causes, evolution and demise. Written with sensitivity, creativity and verve, it takes up the roles of military officers, lawyers, technocrats, the business elite, politicians and the poor in shaping General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship and eventually in making possible the return to democratic life. A compelling account."--Foreign Afairs website (Oct. 14, 2010).
 

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A nation of enemies: Chile under Pinochet

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Veteran journalist Constable and distinguished academic Valenzuela re-create life for most ordinary Chileans during the past 20 years when "they were dubious spectators caught in a system that they ... Read full review

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A fascinating synopsis of the Pinochet coup in Chile. Shows all sides of the issue.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
7
THE
15
THREE
53
THE DICTATOR
64
FOUR
90
FIVE
100
THE
115
SEVEN
166
NINE
211
THE POOR
222
CHILDREN OF DICTATORSHIP
247
ELEVEN
271
TWELVE
296
NOTES
321
INDEX
357
Copyright

EIGHT
199

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Arturo Valenzuela is the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. He was formerly a professor of government and the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

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