Pinochet and Me by Marc Cooper
A Chilean Anti-Memoir

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The earthshaking news of October 1998 that General Pinochet had been arrested in Britain unleashed two years of international interest in the case and its ramifications for traveling tyrants the world over. But even after the General’s return home, the media has ignored the more important story of how his detention lifted a stranglehold that had suffocated Chile’s moral sensibility for a generation.

Award-winning journalist Marc Cooper was a translator to President Allende until the coup of 1973. In this reflection on Chile and the role it has played in his life, he reconstructs the tense atmosphere of the final days of the Allende government, including his hiding and subsequent evacuation under armed UN protection. Twenty-five years later he returns and recounts, in vivid street-level reporting, a country that is a democracy in name only and a society that has been transfigured by one of the most radical, armed capitalist revolutions of our time. Yet, he argues, spasms of protest that seemed like the last rattle of the snake may still presage the crumbling of Chile’s status quo as its people emerge from the long night of reaction to the cry of ‘Adios General!’
 

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Marc Cooper's journalism has appeared in publications that include the New Yorker, Harper's and Rolling Stone. He is currently a contributing editor of the Nation magazine. He is the author of Roll Over Che Guevara: Travels of a Radical Reporter.
 
Published December 1, 2000 by Verso. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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armed revolution.” After an engrossing portrayal of the rise of the right-wing junta led by General Pinochet and Cooper’s dramatic escape thanks to the Mexican Embassy (the American Embassy refused to admit that foreign nationals were endangered by the new “friendly” regime), the author relates h...

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In this brief yet expertly crafted remembrance, veteran American journalist and Nation contributing editor Cooper traces the fate of Chile from the overthrow in 1973 of its democratically elected Marx

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7am, Tuesday September 11 1973 The fresh spring chill in the air and the blossoming jacaranda made that Chilean morning glorious.

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In this brief yet expertly crafted remembrance, veteran American journalist and Nation contributing editor Cooper traces the fate of Chile from the overthrow in 1973 of its democratically elected Marxist president, Salvador Allende, to today.

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Enough to pay for a simple lifestyle that included an occasional movie and dinner with the wife,a used truck and a modest one bedroom apt+utilities.We even fished sometimes off the piers in Galveston and Freeport.This was circa 1976 or so.Why did these jobs that supported Americans have to go to ...

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