Now you are reading about Allende's election a second time through a new source. I know we were not finished talking about Alessandri and we did not discuss Frei, but at least now through the reading you have a sense of the tension building in Chile between right and left throughout the Cold War period.
Allende received 36% of the vote in 1970, but in the election of 1964, he had earned 39% of the vote behind Frei's 56%. Is it dangerous that even though Chile was truly not united that Allende and the Unidad Popular still pushed forward its socialist agenda? Also, what is your take on the United States' relationship with Chile throughout the Cold War? How invested was the US in Chile? Why might this have caused Nixon and Kissenger to act in the way that they did?