An Interview with Allende: "You don't get socialism overnight"

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Title

An Interview with Allende: "You don't get socialism overnight"

Subject

Salvador Allende, Democracy, and Imperialism in Chile

Description

Saul Landau conducted this interview with Salvador Allende in Santiago in 1971. The interview was later translated into English and published in the NACLA’s 1973 publication New Chile. Landau and President Allende engaged in conversation surrounding policies between the United States and Chile and Chile’s movement towards democratic socialism. Salvador Allende speaks about the effects of imperialism on the economies in Chile and other Latin American countries. Some of Allende’s biggest policy reforms revolved around self determination and the elimination of imperialism, including increasing worker control in factories and nationalizing American owned copper mines. In response to these projects, the United States imposed economic sanctions on Chile and eventually supported and helped fund a military coup d’etat to overthrow Salvador Allende. Prior to the 1973 coup, Chile enjoyed 40 years of free elections and uninterrupted democracy. Allende discussed his steadfast commitment to democracy, explaining the strategies and struggles to obtain socialism within a democratic framework.

Creator

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)

Date

1973

Language

English, Spanish

Type

Magazine publication

Coverage

Chile

Format

print media

Publisher

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)

Rights

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)

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Source

Landau, Saul. "An Interview with Allende: You don't get socialism overnight". Magazine excerpt from NACLA's "New Chile". Box 4x220, Folder 1 “Chile and Latin America Solidarity, 1/2 (leaflets, clippings, and other) ”, Alice Embree Papers 1962-2013. Dolph Briscoe Center, the University of Texas at Austin.

Contributor

Saul Landau

Relation

Goldberg, Peter A. “The Politics of the Allende Overthrow in Chile.” Political Science Quarterly, vol. 90, no. 1, 1975, pp. 93–116. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2148700. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

Citation

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), “An Interview with Allende: "You don't get socialism overnight",” Subverting Silence: Uplifting Marginalized Conversations, accessed September 25, 2022, https://givingvoicetohiddenhistories.omeka.net/items/show/239.

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