World: Chile: The Expanding Left

Yankee, Yankee, Yankee

Be careful, be careful

You are going to hear the complaints

Black eagle, you will fall.

THE eagle is the U.S. The verse is part of a protest song that is popular in the cafés and boîtes of Santiago. In the dim light of those peñas folklóricas, as they are known, Chilean students representing every shade of the leftist spectrum—from Christian Democrat to anarchic urban terrorist—gather to sing their praise of Fidel Castro's Cuba and their passionate hatred of the local oligarchy and the U.S.

At first glance,...