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Ariel Dorfman: President Boric must lay Chile’s ghosts to rest

Oppressive conservative forces are still strong in Chile and Gabriel Boric’s supporters are impatient for change. Can he fulfil his promise?

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Ariel Dorfman: Chile’s Bold Adventure in Democracy

Despite challenges and disputes aplenty, my country has embarked on a remarkable project: a truly popular debate about what sort of nation it should aspire to be

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Ariel Dorfman: The Meaning of Boric’s Victory in Chile

The causes he believes in are those youth everywhere have been increasingly fighting for across the globe

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Ariel Dorfman: Chile’s Future at Stake

In Chile, voters will determine a close runoff election between far-right candidate José Antonio Kast and leftist Gabriel Boric, a former student leader

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Ariel Dorfman: Will Chile Return to a Pinochet-like Darkness?

Perhaps those guardians of my country’s dignity, the ghosts of those that Pinochet banished from this world, will protect their compatriots as we decide the fate of our beloved and besieged land

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Ariel Dorfman: The Chilean Elections, 50 Years After How to Read Donald Duck

How relevant to anyone today is this youthful book, hastily forged in the midst of a revolution whose own days were numbered?

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Ariel Dorfman: Will Voters Choose to Make Chile Terrible Again?

Confronted by a stark choice between the dreadful past and a still-to-be-charted future — and grappling with the discontents and challenges facing so many countries, including the United States — what will Chile decide?

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Ariel Dorfman: Chile is Taking the Final Steps of Dismantling Dictatorship

Ariel Dorfman delivered these remarks at the 45th anniversary Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Program on September 19, 2021

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Ariel Dorfman: What Trump has made blindingly clear to America

Let us hope it does not take 30 years, and immense additional suffering, for the sovereign American people to recognize that it is time to achieve a higher form of democracy that will finally fulfill the promise of a more perfect union

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Ariel Dorfman: A New Constitution: What the United States Can Learn From Chile

Do the problems that beset us, so similar to those that plague our Chilean brothers and sisters, not cry out for a radical reimagining of who we are?

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