Why Allende Had to Die? Sedition in Santiago

The 9/11 of 1973 military coup, the brutal eradication of the socialist attempt and the murder of president Salvador Allende was a tragedy in world history – as it obvious from a perspective. The questions raised by the author are still valid: is it possible to transform the society if bourgeois institutions and its constitution are maintained, is it worth to study analyses missing class relations etc. The Chilean story has to be retold – as poet Attila József also warns – that no victory can be won by chance, without a battle.

Original article: Gabriel García Márquez: Why Allende had to die. Sedition in Santiago, The New Satetesman 3 April 2013 http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/2013/04/why-allende-had-die