[Marxism] New book on Cuba from Monthly Review Press
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Tue Feb 9 20:44:03 MST 2016
On 2/9/16 10:01 PM, Michael Yates via Marxism wrote:
> We are pleased and proud to publish Steve Cushion's "A Hidden History
> of the Cuban RevolutionHow the Working Class Shaped the Guerrillas’
> Victory." This is a masterful account, based on original archival
> research and oral history done in Cuba, of the virtually unknown role
> of the Cuban working class in securing the victory of the rebels led
> by Fidel Castro that marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.
> The author, before he earned a PhD and became a university lecturer,
> was for 20 years a London bus driver. He has been an active socialist
> and trade unionist his entire adult life. An organic intellectual, in
> the best sense of those words.
Looking forward to this one, having read Julia Sweig's "Inside the Cuban
Revolution" that demonstrates the mass, urban base of the struggle. As
opposed to the dismissal of the revolution as a rural putsch led by
petty bourgeois guerrillas, Sweig's book puts the student and working
class movement on an equal plane with the rural armed struggle. It looks
like this new book will push this analysis even further.
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