From Library Journal
Liss, who has authored many works on Latin America, including a prior study of Cuban thought, offers an insightful, important contribution to Latin American intellectual history with this examination of Fidel Castro's philosophy. Basing his book on extensive research of Castro's writings and speeches, Liss interprets and documents Castro's views on a range of controversial topics while placing them in a larger comparative, international context. He offers interpretations of such topics as the intellectual influences on Castro's Marxist formation, his vision of a Cuban state, his assessments of international relations, his analysis of culture and human rights, and his position on race, religion, and gender. Highly recommended for academic collections.- Roderic A. Camp, Latin American Ctr., Tulane Univ., New Orleans, La.
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About the Author
Sheldon B. Liss is Distinguished Professor of Latin American History at the University of Akron, where he teaches Latin American history and politics.