Uncritically lauded by the left and impulsively denounced by the right, the Cuban Revolution is almost universally viewed one dimensionally. Farber, one of its most informed left-wing critics, provides a much-needed critical assessment of the revolutions impact and legacy....
|Title||:||Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment|
|Number of Pages||:||400 Pages|
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Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment Reviews
I really enjoyed reading Farber's book. One of the most well-informed and astute analysts of Castro's Cuba, Farber writes from what he describes as "the classical Marxist tradition that preceded Stalinism in the USSR." In the intro, Faber says he will concentrate on "those questions that I believe have been subject to a great deal of mythmaking, fallacies, and misunderstandings..." So there is a polemical quality to this books which makes it delightful reading.Farber's book has won endorsements from leading academics such as Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Jorge Dominguez, and Adolfo Gilly. It has also received in-depth coverage from Havana Times, and has been favorably reviewed by Pablo Velasco and Sacha Ismail at Workers' Liberty and Charles Post at New Politics.Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment
Samuel Farber, AB'61AuthorUncritically lauded by the left, and impulsively denounced by the right, the Cuban Revolution is almost universally viewed one dimensionally. Farber, one of its most informed left-wing critics, provides a much needed assessment of the Revolution's impact and legacy.
3.5 stars--A very enlightening read; usually we are told that Cuba is either awesome or horrible, but this is a more nuanced look into the politics of that country since 1959.