Allende the 'victim'

In a piece remembering the days of Salvador Allende's rule, Roberto Ampuero in today's Washington Post waxes nostalgic for the gradualism of Allende's policies. He blames the US government, the Chilean right, what he calls the Chilean 'far left', and even Fidel Castro for ultimately being responsible for Allende's death.

Moral of the story: Communism by armed revolution is abominable, but communism by democracy is just dandy.

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