Just listening to "the dollop" podcast on the Kissinger and the Nixon administration. Really brings a lot of perspective on things, I suppose I didn't realise how insane the administration was - Nixon always drunk, everyone at each others throats, just doing shit for the social status including murdering millions etc. Great examples of why such power shouldn't exist. And I suppose highlights a kind of "banality of evil" conclusion - the worst people aren't necessarily malicious, they just don't care about the consequences of their schemes to play the system.
Anyway I hear about Allende a lot in leftist circles, so I wanted to ask for perspectives to get a well-rounded view.