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News From the End of the Earth: A Portrait of Chile

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This in-depth study of Chile's history, politics, and economics is written by a man who was British ambassador there from 1982-87. John Hickman witnessed first hand the economic transformation wrought by the "Chicago Boys" in the later Pinochet years and the return from military dictatorship and terror to democracy. The radical left-wing regime of Allende in 1970-3 and its ...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published December 15th 1998 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Sean Hackbarth
A short history of Chile from the Conquistadors through post-Pinochet. It's got someone like me who knew little about Chile's history up to speed, but was a bit dry at times.
Mark
A good account of Chile's transition from "political liberty/economic tyranny" under Allende, then to "economic liberty/political tyranny" under Pinochet, and finally to liberty.

That this could happen at all is noteworthy. Is there a difference in value between societies that are half free? Can it be said that the Pinochet version of half-freedom is more likely to lead to liberty than the socialist version of half-freedom? This book is a good step towards answering that.
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