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The "Pinochet model," a potent mixture of authoritarianism and liberal economic reform, is sold as the elixir to nearly any country ailing under socialist transition. But the years of improvisation by Chile's reformers actually leave scant recipe to follow. The secret of Chile's turnabout, if any can be found, was simply the inspiration to shrink the state. Any country can do it, without a caudillo in charge.
"The first Italian republic is all but dead... anti-communism was the only reason why the Italian people tolerated it. As soon as they were able to junk the systems safely, they set about the task with gusto... Much more difficult to foresee is the process by which Italians will tackle the vested interests and habits that the first republic will leave behind".