Foundations linked to the right as housewives in Icare

While the Icare board of directors meeting was taking place, last Monday the 21st, in another sector of the Chilean Institute of Rational Business Administration, a small table with books arranged as an exhibition-sale near one of the rooms called attention. in front of the plinth You could read titles like “What is marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense,” by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George; “The ring of Gyges, an introduction to the central tradition of ethics”, by Joaquín García-Huidobro; “Chile and Latin America Crisis of the left of the XXI century”, among others. The sample of texts belonged to a talk organized by the Res Pública Institute and the Chile Siempre Foundation as part of the Red Ideas in Action meetings. On the occasion, an audience of about 40 people —mostly under 50— listened to Peruvian deputy Alejandro Cavero and the leader of the campaign against the installation of a Constituent Assembly in Peru, Lucas Ghersi.

Similarly, a week ago the same Institute, together with the Jaime Guzmán Foundation, held a seminar on the role of subsidiarity in international modernization, with the participation of Natalia González, Rodrigo Álvarez, Alejandro San Francisco and Sebastián Soto.

According to the Res Pública website, during the year other meetings have been held in the same place. This somehow makes El Golf 40 a kind of “headquarters” for meetings linked to conservative thought. In this way, perhaps, the familiarity with which some representatives with ties to the right move through the corridors and offices of Icare and the closeness with which they relate to those who work in it is explained.

And it is true that any organization or person can rent a room there, however, when it comes to conglomerates close to politics —whatever their color— it makes noise, to say the least, due to the legal obligation that imposes distance between companies, business unions, business money, and political parties. Thus, it is at least curious that an “apolitical” business corporation, but with so much weight in national affairs, is giving space or “lending clothes” to a certain political sector.


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J. A. Allen

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