Allende's life was a never-ebbing attempt to improve Chile's "most authentic
political democracy, a pluralist democracy, in government and opposition; to
deny this is to lie blatantly." The key to enhancing that
democracy was, for Allende, his country's people.
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Allende Gossens, “Here Are Assembled the People of Chile,” in Salvador
Allende Reader: Chile’s Voice of Democracy (New York: Ocean Press, 2000),