Then, last week, Jeremy Adelman, a Princeton history prof who was set to take over Maxwell's position, declined because of the whole controversy. The New York Times reported:
"While I still think this is an important position and the magazine is important, the amount of time it would take for me to explain the situation to the world of Latin America experts, the world that I inhabit, was too great," he said. He added that the editor of Foreign Affairs, James F. Hoge Jr., was quoted in the Folha as saying that Peter G. Peterson, the council's chairman, had called to advise him that the review had upset Mr. Kissinger and others.Ah, such a messy affair. The original review is here, while a response by Rogers, and counter-response by Maxwell, is here. Comments from Kornbluh are apparently forthcoming in future editions of the magazine.
All I can say is that I recall hearing that, at a Princeton conference a few years ago on the Allende years, my old prof, Paul Sigmund (who 20 years ago spent a great deal of energy debunking the notion of the importance of the U.S.), after seeing these newly declassified documents, apparently recanted his long-held position that the U.S. role was insignificant and that "Allende would have fallen anyway."