Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Assuming Responsibility Unreasonably

A few myths worth putting to rest: Did the US prevent Iran from being a democracy by supporting a coup in 1953? Read Prof. Rummel’s answer. Did the US overthrow the Allende government in Chile? Read Jose Pinera’s answer.

Both of these historical issues are important today. I believe it is to repudiate and make amends for these allegations that drove, in part, our government to attempt to construct a liberal democracy in Iraq despite all the indigenous cultural and religious traditions hostile to such an institution.


Blogger Always On Watch said...

I had several Chilean friends in college, so I'm pretty familiar with Allende and what his regime was like.

Good find, Jason!

8/2/06, 1:48 PM  

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