On 12 November 1971, in the presidential palace in the Republic of Chile, President Salvador Allende and a British theorist named Stafford Beer engaged in a highly improbable conversation. Beer was a world-renowned cybernetician and Allende was the newly elected leader of the impoverished republic.
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Like many of history’s famous dictators, Augusto Pinochet – Chile’s ruler from 1973 to 1990 – has many in the world who condemn him to this day. What some may not know, however, is that many in Chile still remember the 1973 Coup that Pinochet led with gratitude, seeing his rule as a stabilizing force that averted a communist takeover, ending his predecessor’s disastrous economic policies and making Chile today the country with the highest per-capita GDP in Latin America. Today we examine this man’s history, and his legacy.
1948- Augusto Pinochet appointed to run Pisagua prison camp
1953- Salvador Allende leads a public grieving session for the death of Stalin
1959- Pinochet returns to Chile from Peru
1970- Allende elected President of Chile, quickly nationalizes key industries such as mining from multinational corporations, increases social spending
1970-75- inflation in Chile, peaks at of over 800% annually
1973- Pinochet leads all branches of the military in a coup to unseat Allende, who allegedly commits suicide
1974- DINA assassinations of leftist sympathizers with likely support from the CIA
1980- Constitution of Chile approved by voters
1990- Pinochet granted Senator for Life status
1998- Pinochet visits Margaret Thatcher
1998-99- British authorities place him under house arrest after the ICC threatens to try him in Spain for human rights abuses
2000- Pinochet allowed to return to Chile on pretense of ill health
2000-06- Pinochet faces continued legal harassment until his death
– Coup d’Etat: A Practical Handbook, Luttwak (1979)
– The Passing of a Tyrant, The Economist (2006) – http://www.economist.com/node/8413038
– Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende – US Involvement in the 1973 Coup in Chile, Qureshi (2009)
– A Regional Responsibility to Protect, Slaughter (2014)
– Augusto Pinochet – The Life and Legacy, Charles River Editors (2016)
– Red Ink: The high human cost of the Cuban revolution, Garvin, (2016) – http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article118282148.html
– Chile Inflation Rate – 1951-2017 – http://www.tradingeconomics.com/chile/inflation-cpi
– Economic Freedom Index, Heritage Foundation (2017) – http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking
– Miracle of Chile, Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_Chile
– Operation Condor, Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Condor
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It’s that time again! Riley’s Commie Book Club is back a brief hiatus. This month, we’re discussing Stafford Beer’s lecture series "Designing Freedom." Beer, one of the principal architects of Cybersyn, the information network that served as the nerve centre for Allende’s Chile, spent his life thinking of ways that people could organise to solve common problems in ways that do not create pointless hierarchies between them. Check it out! I reference an episode of the podcast 99% Invisible here, and I promise I would link it. So! That episode: here.
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