Painful Birth: How Chile Became a Free and Prosperous Society
- Publish Date: 2012-12-14
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: James Rolph Edwards
Painful Birth is the astounding story of how Chile narrowly escaped becoming a Leninist/Stalinist slave state in the early 1970s and over a relatively short historic period was transformed into the near paragon of freedom and prosperity that it is today. The book not only narrates the events but also explains the economic policies, institutional transformation, and ideological change involved. Painful Birth provides an invaluable case study in economic growth, international relations, political ideologies, and Latin American development.