Jacobin Radio: 50 Years of Chilean Politics w/ Marc Cooper

Suzi talks to veteran journalist Marc Cooper, who was a translator to President Salvador Allende in the Popular Unity government from 1970-1973. Marc has memorialized his experience in Chile in Pinochet and Me: A Chilean Anti Memoir (2001). Marc just returned from a month in Chile looking at Chilean politics 50 years after the coup and one year since the new leftwing government of Gabriel Boric was elected in a landslide. The first installment of Marc’s writing on Chile went online March 8 on Truthdig with more to come: the series of articles is called “Chile’s Utopia Has Been Postponed.” We get Marc's analysis of Chile today.

Jacobin Radio with Suzi Weissman features conversations with leading thinkers and activists, with a focus on labor, the economy, and protest movements.

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