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The Gathering Storm: Eduardo Frei's Revolution in Liberty and Chile's Cold War

Sebastián Hurtado-Torres


This novel take on diplomatic history examines the involvement of the United States in Chile during the Eduardo Frei administration (1964–1970) and shows how the engagement between the two nations deepened the process of political polarization in Chile. At the heart of the book is a description of the partnership between Frei's government and that of Lyndon B. Johnson. Both leaders considered modernization to be integral to political and economic development, and the U.S. Embassy in Santiago was recognized by all parties to be the center of this modernizing agenda and the practical work of the ... More

Keywords: diplomatic history, United States, Chile, Eduardo Frei administration, political polarization, Lyndon B. Johnson, modernization, U.S. foreign policy, Chilean political history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501747182
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501747182.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sebastián Hurtado-Torres, author
Universidad San Sebastián