Pros and Cons of Fidel Castro: A Far-Left Perspective

The topic of Fidel Castro tends to elicit black-and-white thinking. New Leftists tend to blindly idolize him, while the mainstream bourgeois press tends to demonize him as a dictator. This article goes beyond either of these cartoons. It stresses Cuba’s advances compared, not only to other Latin American countries of comparable size, but also to the United States. Interestingly, the criticisms of Fidel are that he failed to build a working class base for socialism. The article is refreshingly critical of Che and guerrilla warfare as a road to socialism.

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