Wednesday, May 18, 2005
This item, about possible anti-Semitic leanings of the young Salvador Allende, I found interesting. Like the murder of Kennedy ( and Rabin, and many other murders and other events in history ), Allende's death provides people who have an active imagination - and for whom history itself is not exciting enough - with a basis for so-called imaginary or alternat(iv)e history. What would have happened in Chile in the last thirty+ years if not Pinochet but Allende had ruled the country after 1973? Whereas we know many of the crimes committed by Pinochet's regime, it remains a guess what kind of ruler Allende would have been. This article does not give us a real clue about that, but the study mentioned in it could help to refine the almost sacrosanct image of the man that has been created after his violent death.
Posted by Bert at 12:00 AM