Axel Kaiser writes that Chileans’ “advantage is due to an historical accident, which is now coming to an end” and predicted that “Chile will show, in the coming years, that it is nothing more than any other Latin-American country.”
The history of Latin America is filled with tragic stories of countries reaching great heights — Argentina and Venezuela come to mind — and then falling back to mediocrity. Chile could be next if the protesters get their way.
Today's neoconservatives have found common cause with the Left in destroying those who disagree with them. In fact, this habit of denying a forum to any and all dissenters has a long tradition in the conservative movement.