Cuba and Communism

Authors

  • J. P. Morray

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-013-03-04-1961-07-08_1

Keywords:

History, Marxism

Abstract

Events in the little island of Cuba are shaping the destiny of men far beyond its shores. For the people of Cuba itself the upheaval has, of course, been a decisive turning point in their lives. The people of Latin America generally, because they share the predicament that brought Cuba to this crisis and struggle, are affected by what they see and hear of it. Fidel Castro is a name that already wins and loses votes in South American elections and causes street fighting between partisans assembled either to cheer him or to condemn him. Fidel has put Cuba and South America even on the maps of United States newspapers. Cuba is now seen, with reason, to be a factor in the world struggle between socialism and capitalism, so American interest in the little Caribbean island is charged with all the intense anxiety and hostility that have characterized the cold war.

Published

1961-06-30

Issue

Section

Articles