After becoming Chile’s president, Salvador Allende discussed his background and political outlook with the French writer Régis Debray. In this excerpt from their conversations, he also spoke about the danger of a violent right-wing counterrevolution in Chile.
Salvador Allende (1908–1973) was the president of Chile from 1970 to 1973.
Salvador Allende died 46 years ago today in a US-backed coup. Here’s his final address, broadcast over the radio while he was barricaded in the presidential palace.