CHILE: Strangelovian Scenario

In the month since overthrowing Salvador Allende Gossens' Marxist government, the military junta has forcefully extended its tentacles of repression into every part of Chilean society. The left has been brutally sundered, many of its leaders tracked down and imprisoned or executed. All political parties have been suspended, and the country's eight universities, most of them traditional incubators of leftist sentiment, placed under the direct supervision of the military. By last week the junta's control was apparently complete, and all vestiges of organized opposition were smothered—at least temporarily.

Yet the killing...

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