Socialism and Populism in Chile, 1932-52

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Socialism and Populism in Chile, 1932-52

By Paul W. Drake
University of Illinois Press, 1978
418 pp. $15.00
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A sympathetic and detailed study of left-wing political movements and parties in Chile. In an epilogue covering 1952-1973, he writes of the rapid process of polarization that erupted drastically in 1973. "By 1973," he says, "the level of social and political mobilization reached by the masses since the 1930s was sufficient to invite extreme oppression but insufficient to prevent it. . . ."