A refreshing, unconventional view, with none of the usual leftist idolizing of Castro. We talk about Fidel's popularity in Cuba among the older generation, his success in standing for Cubans against U.S. designs, the dictatorial power he seized and some of the huge moves he made in Africa, some good, some awful (Eritrea, Syria, Ortega's Nicaragua today). this is an audio interview with Sam Farber who has written several books on Cuba including Revolution and Reaction in Cuba, 1933-1960, The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered, and his newest book The Politics of Che Guevara. Interviewed by TSVN's Stanley Heller, 11/30/16.
On the Death of Fidel Castro – View of a Socialist Cuban Living Abroad
SAMUEL FARBER was born and raised in Cuba. He is a long-time socialist and the author of numerous works on Cuba including Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment (Haymarket Books, 2011).
Stanley Heller is Administrator of Promoting Enduring Peace and host of the TV news magazine “The Struggle.” He’s active in the Coalition to End the U.S.-Saudi Alliance.