Monthly Review 2022-01-02T21:13:59-05:00 Monthly Review Archives Open Journal Systems <p>This site contains nearly all articles published in <em>Monthly Review</em> since its inception in May 1949. Current subscribers can access content free of charge. Learn more about <em>MR</em>&nbsp;<a title="Monthly Review" href="" target="_self">at the main website</a>.</p> Socialism Against the Siege 2022-01-02T21:08:15-05:00 Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez <p>Despite Cuba's advantages—due to its free, universal public health system and its capacity for rapid scientific development, which put us at the forefront in research and vaccine production globally—we were unable to escape the pandemic's blows.</p> 2022-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 The Communist Party of Cuba and Present Challenges: Reflections on the Eighth Party Congress 2022-01-02T21:05:35-05:00 Germán Sánchez Otero <p>The Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba—held from April 16 to 19, 2021—offers salient questions, issues, and other themes of the current reality of Cuba from the view of revolutionary militants. Let us take heed.</p> 2022-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Socialism Cannot Postpone Its Promise of Democracy: Young Cuban Voices on the July 11 Events 2022-01-02T21:01:39-05:00 Rita Karo <p>On Sunday, July 11, 2021, demonstrations occurred in various parts of Cuba. Many of the demonstrators went onto the streets to protest the frequent prolonged power outages in various locations, shortages of food and medicine, and the general precariousness of daily life. A variety of different perspectives are putting their own spin on these events.</p> 2022-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 We Must Return to the Future 2022-01-02T20:58:43-05:00 - La Tizza Collective <p>The Cuban Revolution cannot disintegrate because it was never made of meringue. Not because it has not been sweet, but because the revolution has also tasted bitter fruits that, to date, we have known how to turn into strengths.</p> 2022-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 The Blockade as a Double-Edged Sword 2022-01-02T20:54:33-05:00 Roberto Regalado <p>Not a day has gone by that the United States has not tried to overturn the Cuban Revolution, through the assassination of its leaders, invasions by proxy forces, preventing it from normal commercial and diplomatic relations, and encouraging social distress in the island to become a counterrevolutionary force.</p> 2022-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Preface and Introduction 2022-01-02T20:25:34-05:00 Manolo De Los Santos Vijay Prashad <p>We are grateful to present this special issue of <em>Monthly Review</em>, carrying forward a tradition established six decades ago. The stance of the magazine reflects Castro’s assertion that criticism should be from <em>within</em> the revolution, mirroring the view of C. Wright Mills. In his <em>Listen, Yankee</em>, Mills wrote that we don’t worry <em>about</em> the Cuban Revolution, we worry <em>with</em> it. This volume is put together in that spirit.</p> 2022-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Notes from the Editors, January 2022 2022-01-02T20:19:43-05:00 - The Editors <div class="buynow"><a title="Back issue of Monthly Review Volume 73, Number 8 (January 2022)" href="">buy this issue</a></div> <p>This number of <em>Monthly Review </em>is a special issue guest edited by Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad on <em>The Cuban Revolution Today: Experiments in the Grip of Challenges</em>. Although it covers the major internal struggles of the ongoing Cuban Revolution, along with the external attacks on it by Washington, one unaddressed area of critical importance, which deserves mention, is Cuba’s world leadership in sustainable human development.</p> 2022-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2022 The Eyes of Texas and the Nays 2021-12-05T16:35:23-05:00 Marge Piercy <p>A new poem by Marge Piercy.</p> 2021-12-05T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 'El Patojo' 2021-12-05T16:32:45-05:00 Che Guevara <p>A few days ago, a cable brought the news of the death of some Guatemalan patriots, among them Julio Roberto Cáceres Valle. In this difficult job of a revolutionary, in the midst of class wars which are convulsing the entire continent, death is a frequent accident. But the death of a friend, a comrade during difficult hours and a sharer in dreams of better times, is always painful for the person who receives the news, and Julio Roberto was a great friend.</p> 2021-12-05T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Cuba and the United States 2021-12-05T16:29:44-05:00 Che Guevara Leo Huberman <p>This exchange appeared in the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">September 1961</a> issue of <em>Monthly Review</em>. The questions were submitted, in writing, to Comandante Guevara by Leo Huberman during the week of the Bay of Pigs invasion; the answers were received at the end of June.</p> 2021-12-05T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2021