Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745333076 Published August 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745333083 Published August 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat

Victor Figueroa Clark

Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat

Victor Figueroa Clark

Distributed for Pluto Press

176 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745333076 Published August 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745333083 Published August 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

This is a political biography of one of the 20th century’s most emblematic left-wing figures - Salvador Allende, who was president of Chile until he was ousted by General Pinochet in a US-supported coup in 1973.

Victor Figueroa Clark guides us through Allende's life and political project, answering some of the most frequently asked questions. Was he a revolutionary or a reformist? A bureaucrat or inspirational democrat? Clark argues that Allende and the Popular Unity Party created a unique fusion which was both revolutionary and democratic.

The process led by Allende was a symbol of hope for the left during his short time in power. Forty years on, and with left governments back in power across Latin America, this book looks back at the man and the process in order to draw vital lessons for the left in Latin America and around the world today.

Contents

Introduction
1. Early Life and Youth
2. Reaching Political Maturity
3. Becoming the Leader of the Left
4. Between Revolutions
5. The Popular Unity
6. The Coup
7. What followed Allende?
8. Life and Legacy
Notes
Index

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