new books: Cuba and Africa, Che - Congo in English

John Cox hazel_motes52 at
Wed Dec 19 15:29:53 MST 2001

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Los Angeles Times:

'The True Revolutionary Is Guided by Strong Feelings of Love'

December 16, 2001

'The True Revolutionary Is Guided by Strong Feelings of Love'

THE AFRICAN DREAM The Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo;
By Ernesto "Che" Guevara ,Translated from the Spanish by Patrick
Camiller; Grove Press: 304 pp., $14.95;

CONFLICTING MISSIONS Havana, Washington and Africa, 1959-1976 By Piero
Gleijeses, University of North Carolina Press; 576 pp., $34.95


John Gerassi, a former editor of Time and Newsweek magazine and a
correspondent for the New York Times, is the author of "The Great Fear
in Latin America" and editor of "Venceremos: Speeches and Selected
Writings of Che Guevara."

December 16 2001

Neither terrorism nor the longing for revolution will ever stop, as
long as the people of what was once called the Third World remain
convinced that their misery is the result of the greed and contempt of
the United States. But terrorists in their desperate and inchoate rage
kill innocent people and cannot become genuine heroes even to the
world's most downtrodden.

Revolutionaries, however, can. Whether they fail or succeed, genuine
revolutionaries often win the hearts of the world's romantic and
idealistic, especially the young, who admire in them their passionate
rejection of an unjust economic and social order which they insist
causes so much hopelessness and needless death. Ernesto "Che" Guevara,
"probably the most genuine revolutionary leader," as even Henry
Kissinger admitted in his memoirs, inspired such
admiration--admiration that can be seen still in the banners and
T-shirts worn by a younger generation seeking to protest

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