Dead Socialist Watch, #47, 48

Salvador Allende, President of Chile: born 26 June 1908, died 11 September 1973 in the violence surrounding the coup which brought General Pinochet to power.

Today’s New York Times carries a timely reminder of what it calls “the other Sept. 11”.

Also Nikita Khrushchev, b. 17 April 1894, d. 11 September 1971. (Neal Ascherson’s recent LRB review of William Taubman’s Khrushchev book is here).

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