Samuel Far­ber is a pro­fes­sor of polit­i­cal sci­ence at Brook­lyn Col­lege. Born and raised in Cuba, his books include Rev­o­lu­tion and Reac­tion in Cuba, 1933 – 1960, The Ori­gins of the Cuban Rev­o­lu­tion Recon­sid­ered, and most recent­ly The Pol­i­tics of Che Gue­vara: The­o­ry and Prac­tice (Hay­mar­ket Books, 2016)
Fidel Castro (1926-2016)
A major feature of Fidel Castro’s 47-year-old rule was his manipulation of popular support and the creation of a political system that does not hesitate to use repression, and not only against class enemies, to cement its power.
The Second Coming of El Papa to Cuba
Pope Benedict XVI makes common cause with the Castro brothers.