[Marxism] More Anti-Fidel Crap From Sam Farber
noarch99 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 22 09:59:07 MDT 2007
Just finished reading Farber's essay in New Politics - even more of the same.
Jscotlive at aol.com wrote:
The following appeared in the latest edition of the International Socialist
Review, a bi-monthly magazine produced and distributed by the UK SWP.
Fidel Castro's political testament
Fidel Castro: BiografÃa a Dos Voces
Random House Mondadori â¢ 2006 â¢ 655 pages
REVIEW by SAM FARBER
THIS IS a book-long interview, the outcome of conversations that Ignacio
Ramonet, the Spanish-born editor of the Parisian Le Monde Diplomatique, had with
Fidel Castro from January 2003 to December 2005. A short time after the book
came out, Castro stepped aside as head of state on July 31, 2006, due to a
serious illness, the nature of which was declared a state secret. His younger
brother RaÃºl, officially designated as his successor since the early days of
the 1959 Revolution, replaced him âfor the time being.â1 The timing of Castroâ
s illness and the release of Ramonetâs book led the Cuban governmentâs
media to make a lot more out of this publishing event than might have otherwise
been the case. Significantly, the ample coverage and serialization of Ramonetâ
s interview was accompanied by the Cuban mediaâs serialization of the
Secretos de Generales,2 containing the biographies of forty-one top Cuban generals,
which had already appeared and been serialized ten years earlier. The
official media, while glorifying Fidel, were simultaneously building up the image of
the top army brass.
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