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)
Feature
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.
Culture
The Second Coming of El Papa to Cuba
Pope Benedict XVI makes common cause with the Castro brothers.