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Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment

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Uncritically lauded by the left and impulsively denounced by the right, the Cuban Revolution is almost universally viewed one dimensionally. Samuel Farber, one of its most informed left-wing critics, provides a much needed critical assessment of the Revolution's impact and legacy.

Samuel Farber was born and raised in Marianao, Cuba, and came to the United States in February...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Haymarket Books (first published November 1st 2011)
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Stuart Elliott
I really enjoyed reading Farber's book. One of the most well-informed and astute analysts of Castro's Cuba, Farber writes from what he describes as "the classical Marxist tradition that preceded Stalinism in the USSR." In the intro, Faber says he will concentrate on "those questions that I believe have been subject to a great deal of mythmaking, fallacies, and misunderstandings..." So there is a polemical quality to this books which makes it delightful reading.


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Uncritically lauded by the left, and impulsively denounced by the right, the Cuban Revolution is almost universally viewed one dimensionally. Farber, one of its most informed left-wing critics, provides a much needed assessment of the Revolution's impact and legacy.
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A very enlightening read; usually we are told that Cuba is either awesome or horrible, but this is a more nuanced look into the politics of that country since 1959.
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