Pinochet Affair: State Terrorism and Global Justice

Pinochet Affair: State Terrorism and Global Justice

by Roger Burbach


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This is the timely story of the rise and fall General Augusto Pinochet of Chile. Using interviews and intimate sketches, Roger Burbach unravels Pinochet's historty--from the violent military coup that brought him to power to his ouster in 1990 and eventual arrest in 1998. Burbach reveals the sociopathic, paranoid and authoritarian tendencies that led the dictator to murder thousands of people in the country while authorizing acts of international terrorism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842774359
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 09/04/2004
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Roger Burbach is Director of Research and Publication at the Center for the Study of the Americas (CENSA) in Berkeley, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The First September 11 that Shook the World
1. The Dictator's Prelude: Allende, Chile and the Coup
2. The Formation of a Dictator
3. Quest for Absolute Power
4. Globalization of the Chilean Human Rights Movement
5. The Bitter Transition, 1990-1998 (By Marny Requa)
6. The Entrapment of a Dictator
7. Five Hundred Days in the British Docket
8. Pinochet's Return and the Reckoning in Chile
9. Conclusion: State Terrorism Versus the Globalization of Justice

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