Letters: Nov. 9, 1970

Judging the Threat

Sir: TIME'S report, "Chile: The Expanding Left" [Oct. 19], has judged the Allende coalition prematurely. Prejudicial fears often become self-fulfilling prophecies. The surest way to force Allende into the Communist camp is to withdraw or withhold American capital and industry from Chile at this time. I hope we will not react in a manner that will make it imperative for Chile to seek aid from other (perhaps Communist) nations. If we do, we have no one to blame but ourselves. American industry may lose some of its grip on Chile's economy,...

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