COMMENT/NEWS: Chile will survive the earthquake because its democracy works [Anne Applebaum]

A collapsed bridge in Santiago, Chile. Click image to expand.To say that Santiago, Chile, looks far better today than Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is of no comfort to the people of Chile. It will not rebuild their ruined houses, nor will it bring back their dead. It will not reconstruct the damaged airport or mobilize the field hospitals and emergency supplies needed to keep the death toll from rising further. It will not inspire charitable donations from around the world.

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