This is a work of reportage. It does not try to be more than a quick, journalistic glance at the internal situation in Cuba and at the most important forces at work in the Revolution. My observations and conclusions are based on more than a year of living with the Cuban people during 1962 and 1963, the crucial period of the Cuban Revolution, and on reading the principal works and documents which appeared at that time. I deal only with some of the problems which carry over into the present stage of the Revolution and which will continue to exercise influence during the future unfolding of the Cuban Revolution, on both national and international planes. These problems arise from below, from the very structure of the Revolution; and they will exert their pressure whatever policies the revolutionary government may adopt.
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