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Monday, December 11, 2006

Global capital's favourite dictator

Neo-liberals are wont to claim that a "free market", privatised economy is the best guarantor of indiviudal freedom. Perhaps the Cafe Hayek/Samizdata/Adam Smith Institute crowd could explain that to relatives of the 3,000 Chileans who were killed or 'disappeared' under the brutal, murderous rule of General Augusto Pinochet, who died yesterday aged 91.

Here's an excellent piece on Pinochet from Marisol Grandon, whose father was among those persecuted by Baroness Thatcher's great friend.
And Daniel Finkelstein of The Times has a great post on why right-wing apologists for Pinochet, like Baroness Thatcher should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

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