[Marxism] The true Fidel Castro

Jon Flanders jonflan at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 06:20:31 MST 2016


I would start with this book.
https://www.amazon.com/Fidel-Castro-Life-Spoken-Autobiography/dp/1416562338

On 11/27/2016 12:20 AM, Joaquim Gibson via Marxism wrote:
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> I have been following this list for at least a year. I continue to learn
> from the great information posted here. But now it's time for me to post. I
> hope this post is appropriate.
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> I grew in Florida during the 1970s and 80s. Fidel was a pariah. I would
> like to be able to say I challenged this thinking, but I didn't. However I
> did think even then that Miami had serious anger management issues and they
> just spouted the same tired angry cliches. The Cuba I learned about via my
> radio was vastly different from what I was told was fact.
>
> In college, around 1990, I took a course on the Cuban Revolution. It
> greatly changed my views not only on Cuba, but about the US's disastrous
> history of imperialism. What I learned and remembered dove tails with what
> Louis Proyect posted yesterday. <
> http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mydocs/state_and_revolution/cuba.htm>
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> All of this brings me to my question. What books do you recommend about
> Fidel and the Cuban Revolution in general? I see many available, but it
> seems more than not, they're just anti-Castro pablum.
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> BTW, Louis, I have now found this page of yours <
> http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mypage.htm> which I plan to reference as I
> continue my journey left.
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