The headlines (e.g., here and here) are all pretty much the same: Patricio Aylwin, who died yesterday, successfully guided Chile to the restoration of democracy.
But in the interests of real history, we need to keep in mind what actually happened (as with others, such as Jeffrey Sachs): Aylwin played a central role in the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende in 1973.…Occasional Links & Commentary
History will not absolve him*
David F. Ruccio | Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame
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