Of all of the leaders in the region, we considered Allende the most inimical to our interests. He was vocally pro-Castro and opposed to the United States. His internal policies were a threat to Chilean democratic liberties and human rights.
Years of Renewal (1999) by Henry Kissinger
Now the question is, "Who is going to use whom?" Even accepting the form of the question, the answer is the proletariat. If it wasn't so I wouldn't be here. I am working for Socialism and through Socialism.Salvador Allende
As for the bourgeois state, at the present moment, we are seeking to overcome it, to overthrow it.… Our objective is total, scientific, Marxist socialism.Salvador Allende
We already had success in creating a democratic, national government that is revolutionary and popular. That is how socialism begins, not with decreesSalvador Allende
We start from different ideological positions. For you to be a Communist or a Socialist is to be totalitarian; for me no.… On the contrary, I think Socialism frees man.Salvador Allende
Allende is seeking the totality of power, which means Communist tyranny disguised as the dictatorship of the proletariat.Salvador Allende
I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people.Salvador Allende
The Popular Unity government represented the first attempt anywhere to build a genuinely democratic transition to socialism a socialism that, owing to its origins, might be guided not by authoritarian bureaucracy, but by democratic self-rule.Salvador Allende
The armed forces have acted today solely from the patriotic inspiration of saving the country from the tremendous chaos into which it was being plunged by the Marxist government of Salvador Allende.… The Junta will maintain judicial power and consultantship of the Public Accounts Control. The Chambers will remain in recess until further orders. That is all.Salvador Allende
I am not the president of all the Chileans. I am not a hypocrite that says so.Salvador Allende
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