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Cuba: A Revolution in Motion

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This accessible, up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to modern Cuba provides an overview of Cuban history with particular emphasis on the country‘s post-Soviet economic collapse, the measures that President Castro‘s government took in response, and their ensuing results and impact.

This book neither paints Cuba as a perfect society nor universal model for Third World
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Zed Books (first published January 2003)
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Kirsten
Aug 03, 2011 Kirsten rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think it would be a good read for anyone looking to get away from the typical US-based propaganda that we are subjected to. I found the book"(e)xtremely readable yet academic, in the sense it has data, is well-referenced and researched (as said by another reviewer)", yet a nice straight forward read that didn't get lost in academic language. It was a textbook, but still held interest and tried to stay away from being so overly-dry.

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Alex M
May 05, 2008 Alex M rated it it was amazing
Concise summary of the revolution, its successes and struggles and outlook. Book arranged into thematic chapters, delaing with, i.e. race, crimial justice, economy.
Extremely readable yet academic, in the sense it has data, is well-referenced and researched. Also heard the author speak once. Dynamic, very passionate about the issue. Solid resource for Cuba solidarity activists. Quite accessible to people new to the issue of Cuba/ socialism/ blockade.
Michelle
May 23, 2010 Michelle rated it liked it
Lots of good information. Over written, unclear sentences to get at very good points. Obviously pro Cuba and presents mostly just that side. Very informative, packed with good info on how special Cuba is.
Carlos Martinez
Nov 02, 2013 Carlos Martinez rated it it was amazing
For a concise overview of Cuba's modern history, its systems of democracy, its struggles against racism at home and globally, its historic role in the defeat of apartheid, and its place in a growing 'non-aligned' world, there is no better book than this. Highly recommended.
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