[Marxism] System or Siege? Samuel Farber misses the main cause of Cuba's problems | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Sat Jun 16 21:00:52 MDT 2012

        */Cuba since the revolution of 1959: a critical assessment/
        *By Samuel Farber
        Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2011


*Review by Chris Slee*

June 13, 2012 -- Samuel Farber was born in Cuba, but moved to the United 
States in 1958. He is an emeritus professor of political science at 
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and has been 
involved in the socialist movement for over 50 years. He has written 
extensively on Cuba, from a point of view highly critical of the Cuban 
government. His views are promoted by sections of the US left, in 
particular the International Socialist Organization. While many of his 
criticisms have some validity, in my view he downplays the achievements 
of the Cuban revolution, and underestimates the impact of the US 
blockade in causing the problems and difficulties that Cuba faces.

Full review at http://links.org.au/node/2911

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