Understanding Revolution: A Guide for Critics

Authors

  • Saul Landau

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-039-01-1987-05_1

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Abstract

I went to hear Tad Szulc discuss his new book, Fidel, a Critical Portrait, at the Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution. The former New York Times reporter related his observations from his life in Cuba while he was writing the book in 1985, from long talks with President Castro and other Cuban leaders, and from archival materials. The Cuban Revolution is "at a dead end," Szulc said; it suffers from a "decay of ideas," and the revolutionary process is in a state of "stagnation." The revolution had been mismanaged, according to Szulc, deprived of its capacity to move forward; it is sick with corruption and "a new generation of bureaucrats that doesn't care."

Published

1987-05-01

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Section

Review of the Month