The World: General Pinochet: Bloody Democracy

"Democracy carries within its breast the seed of its own destruction. There is a saying that 'democracy has to be bathed occasionally in blood so that it can continue to be democracy.' Fortunately this is not our case. There have been only a few drops."

So said General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, the stern, ruddy-faced leader of Chile's military junta, in an hour-long interview last week with TIME Correspondent Charles Eisendrath, which took place in Pinochet's Defense Ministry office overlooking the gutted Moneda Palace. Pinochet was vague about the junta's timetable for a restoration of...

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