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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Salvador Allende Gossens, “Here Are Assembled the People of Chile,” in Salvador Allende Reader: Chile’s Voice of Democracy (New York: Ocean Press, 2000), 146.