Eric Hershberg: Cuba and America, 28 May 2009
Show More Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos by Louis Pérez.
North Carolina, 333 pp., £32.95, August 2008, 978 0 8078 3216 5Show More
Cuba in Revolution: A History since the 1950s by Antoni Kapcia.
Reaktion, 208 pp., £15.95, September 2008, 978 1 86189 402 1Show More
“... the batalla de las ideas designed by his older brother to rekindle ideological fervour. Despite Antoni Kapcia’s claim that the revolution avoided personality cults, Havana is full of billboards showing Che, Hugo Chávez and, above all, El Comandante – my favourite has him dressed in full olive drab regalia, gazing out benevolently, saying ‘vamos ...”