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Chile: The State and Revolution
Chile: The State and Revolution
By Ian Roxborough, Philip O'Brien and Jackie Roddick
Holmes & Meier, 1977, 304 pp

Criticizing the Allende administration from the Left, the authors attribute its failure to the basic error of trying to use the existing state apparatus to create a workers' state. Armed insurrection was necessary. It follows that the U.S. role, while important, was subsidiary, since the middle-class opposition to Unidad Popular was inevitable anyway.