The Misadventures of Cybersyn

Chile’s Project Cybersyn should be remembered as a masterful branding effort — not a road to socialism.

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The first May Day of Salvador Allende’s presidential term was supposed to kick off popular celebration across Chile for the new socialist government. Instead, the eve of festivities in 1971 saw a conflict break out that would soon force the administration down an irreversible new path. And for once, the conflict precipitating the abrupt change […]

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