Watching 2001’s “I Love Pinochet” Documentary, in Trump’s 2020

The Cursed Legacy of “Whataboutism”

In August 2020, in the last months of the Trump presidency (one can only hope), I watched the 2001 documentary “I Love Pinochet.” Released nearly two decades ago, this film compiles interviews with Chileans from various socioeconomic classes as they share their fervent support for ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte.

Image cropped from IMDB source. The film was made for a European audience and shown on French television.