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Lessons we can learn from Santiago

A visit last week to Santiago in Chile again reminded me that it is all too easy for us to take for granted the benefits of the physical and institutional infrastructure that we have inherited here. For example, the intervention of military dictatorships inevitably affects the independence of the judiciary, and curtails the autonomy of the professional organisations, universities and colleges. In the wake of such situations a lengthy period of transition is inevitable: it takes time ...

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