Democracy - Part 4: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4: Chapter 2 Summary

Didion says that she has tried to contact Inez and get her side of the story many times but has been rebuffed; now, though, Inez is inviting her to come to Kuala Lumpur, and she goes. Jack's name is being mentioned in many investigations, including one regarding shipment of leftover American arms out of Vietnam. Didion says that he was neither loyal nor disloyal; he simply considered his own country an abstraction, "a state actor" that was only one of the factors to be taken into account in any particular project he was working on. Didion thinks she is going to Kuala Lumpur so Jack can use her for his own political purposes. She writes later, though, that this turned out not to be true; she had underestimated Inez.

Part 4: Chapter 2 Analysis

The intelligence/security forces use the ineffective governmental structure...

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