Exorcising Terror: The Incredible Unending Trial of General Augusto Pinochet
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Exorcising Terror: The Incredible Unending Trial of General Augusto Pinochet

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Renowned author Ariel Dorfman, obsessed for twenty-five years with the malignant shadow General Pinochet cast upon Chile and the world, followed every twist and turn of the four year old trial in Great Britain, Spain and Chile as well as in the U.S., the country that had created Pinochet. Told as a suspense thriller, filled with court-room drama and sudden reversals of for...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 9th 2002 by Seven Stories Press (first published 2002)
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"...E' come se i desaparecidos, quegli uomini e donne arrestati una notte e di cui non si è più saputo nulla, avessero rifiutato di accettare il destino di oblio e di terrore che il dittatore aveva sognato per loro; come se fossero ancora vivi, oltre la morte, e continuassero ad accusare l'uomo che ha pensato di poterli spegnere per sempre, affrettando la loro morte e successivamente negandola. Forse il passato, dopo tutto, non è così facile da distruggere... La luce nascosta di quegli uomini e...more
Pinochet, like His hero Franco, is a figure we need to remember. His connection to the CIA, and to Operation Condor ( the neoliberal plot to spread a Capitalism without the pesky limitations of Democracy) must not be overlooked in this time in American History.
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Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman is an Argentine-Chilean novelist, playwright, essayist, academic, and human rights activist. A citizen of the United States since 2004, he has been a professor of literature and Latin American Studies at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina since 1985.

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