Synopses & Reviews
Fidel Castro, one of the principal advocated for the Third World, challenges the wealthy nations to come up with a more just global economic order: "We are fighting for the most sacred rights of the poor countries; but we are also fighting for the salvation of a First World incapable of preserving the existence of the human species. Overwhelmed by contradictions and self-serving interests, it is incapable of governing itself, and much less of governing the world, whose leadership must be democratically shared. We are fighting to preserve life on our planet." On an optimistic note he concludes: "The end of history, predicted by a few euphoric dreamers, is not here, yet. Perhaps history is just beginning."
In a timely analysis of international events, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the "war against terrorism," Fidel Castro discusses issues of globalization and the growing phenomenon of global apartheid.
About the Author
Fidel Castro led a guerrilla movement in Cuba that overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959. Since then, the Cuban president has been the nemesis of ten U.S. administrations. He stepped down in 2007 but has regularly expressed his views on world events and political personalities in his famous "reflections."