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Castro

Sebastian Balfour

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ISBN : 9780582029729
Paperback
184 pages
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In keeping with the series Profiles in Power of which it is a part, this book is more an assessment of Castros political ideas and sources of power than a biography, though personal details are included to the extent that they sustain the narrativeMoreIn keeping with the series Profiles in Power of which it is a part, this book is more an assessment of Castros political ideas and sources of power than a biography, though personal details are included to the extent that they sustain the narrative and illuminate the subject. Within a chronological framework, the book sets out to examine the historical context in which Castro emerged as a national and international statesman and the ideological base on which the new Cuban state was founded. It attempts to analyze the changing structure of power in post-revolutionary Cuba and stresses the Cuban and Third World dimension of Castroism. century-old struggle for national regeneration and discusses the problem of Castros succession agains the background of economic crisis, internal corruption and the effects of perestroika. himself, of which there is no shortage, as well as letters and documents published in Cuba and elsewhere.