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
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.