Letters, Oct. 15, 1973

Chile's Coup

Sir / So the U.S. knew of the impending Chilean coup before it happened but did nothing [Oct. 1]. I marvel that we spent tens of billions to fight for "democracy" in Viet Nam, but wouldn't spend 10¢ for a warning phone call to the democratically elected President of Chile!

WILLIAM WILKE

Madison, Wis.

Sir / It is ironic that the international left is complaining about Allende's overthrow when all the Chilean army did was accept the Mao doctrine that "power comes from the barrel of a gun." Looks like the left can...

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