Chile

Chile

Chile

Chile

Excerpt

MUCH MAY BE SAID AGAINST A QUICK, ALL-INCLUSIVE trip around South America, especially if it convinces the traveler that he knows the South American countries. But as an introduction to any one country it provides an invaluable background. It leaves one breathlessly conscious of the enormousness of the continent, the diversity of its populations, the inevitable conflicts among them, and the manifold complications of the job of being a good neighbor. A thoughtful person must, indeed, be quite chastened by the experience and ready to admit that he needs help and direction in trying to understand our America as a whole.

Three specific advantages of a trip made by air and fairly quickly occur to me--not to mention the inexpressible impression of that remote gliding (secure, smooth, and rapid) over and around such unimaginable beauty. No mind which has ever taken the impress of South America's grandeur from above, sailing in and out of whirling clouds or looking down on opalescent showers that fall from one cloud level to another, could ever again consider life--even at its pettiest or . . .

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