Book review: Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat, By Victor Figueroa Clark


This eloquent, pithy political biography of the doomed Chilean president ousted by General Pinochet's coup of 1973 (but only at the point of death – he took his own life over surrendering) recounts his life, his unique, benevolent brand of Marxism and his enduring political legacy.

Clark, a LSE academic, writes with clarity and breadth about a revolutionary figure, from his last dramatic moments backwards, to unravel an exceptional life. A book that is as moving as enlightening.