9) Based on the idea that castroism
was not a spontaneous act, but a counterresponse embedded in the sociological context of Cuba, this book reminds us brilliantly of how the political discourse is intended to exacerbate the figure of more vulnerable agents, in this case children to gain further legitimacy to society's eyes.
Having already by then rejected Stalinism, they could alight, temporarily, on Maoism, or Castroism
, or anything else that happened along until it proved to be too odious and disastrous.
As Pablo himself was losing his grip on the influential reins of the FI, it was, simultaneously, the willingness of Mandel in the IS and Joseph Hansen and other SWPers in the IC to collapse their differences inward in a support of Castroism
that revealed, by the early 1960s, that the FI was tending in the wrong direction.
Well-known dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez opined, "with Obama's move, Castroism
has won." Guillermo Farinas Hernandez, who has resorted to 23 hunger strikes to protest ongoing repression, added, "We live in daily fear that we will be killed by the fascist government.
and Communism in Latin America, 1959-1976: The Varieties of Marxist-Leninist Experience.
Even if Venezuela retains its lite version of Castroism
, improvements are possible.
"Cuba: Contemporary Art" explores how Cuban artists have worked in and around the constraints of Castroism
("Within the Revolution, everything; outside the Revolution, nothing") and Cuba's severely depressed economy, and how art education there evolved over the years, from an elite community to a subject with mass appeal.
Marxism leads to Stalinism, to Maoism, to Pol Potism, to Kim II Sungism, to Castroism
, to dictatorship, to the police state, to terror, to show trials, to the gulag, to genocide, and finally to the grave.
"The ideology of the JVP has been defined as not strictly Marxist-Leninist, but an electric mixture consisting of various elements of Stalinism, Maoism, Castroism
, Guverism etc.,' (Kerrawlla 1:80:46) This definition however omits one of the key elements of its ideology, Sinhala Nationalism, which evoked a response in the petty bourgeoisie - the so called base of the JVP." -Ethnic and Class Conflicts in Sri Lanka - by Kumari Jayawardena - page - 97.
When reviewing the facts and perceptions of the period, it seems difficult to reduce the Chicago-Catolica training programs to a mere political tactic to combat Marxism and Castroism
or even the University of Chicago's desire to experiment with neoclassical (or as its often referred to, neoliberal) economic ideas.