Author: Politzer, Patricia|Wachtell, Diane
Publisher: The New Press
Year Published: 2001
Subcategory: Social Science / Minority Studies
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: â€œLike a GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez novel that has suddenly, horrifyingly, come to real lifeâ€ (New York Newsday), Fear in Chile is an extraordinary collection of firstperson accounts of life under dictatorship. In the 1980s, shortly after Chile emerged from one of the centuryâ€™s most notorious reigns of terror, Chilean journalist Patricia Politzer interviewed figures including a revolutionary activist, a military leader loyal to General Augusto Pinochet, a bank clerk concerned with the status quo, the mother of one of the â€œdisappeared,â€ as well as a dozen other men and women from every political position and social stratum of Chilean life. The result is a broad, vivid, yet nonideological view of modern life under military rule, about which Ariel Dorfman writes, â€œI can think of no better introduction to my country.â€
With the October 1998 arrest of General Pinochet in Great Britain and renewed world awareness of the horrendous crimes committed during his regime, Fear in Chile, updated with a new afterword by the author that considers the recent attempts to prosecute Pinochet for human-rights violations, offers a vivid portrait of Chileâ€™s Pinochet era.
In Store Location: Bookcase 60 - World History 1,