Synopses & Reviews
Beginning with his famous 1961 speech “Words to Intellectuals,” Fidel Castro has always taken a unique stand on the role of culture and artists within the process of the Cuban Revolution. This selection presents a comprehensive overview of this controversial issue.
Fidel Castro discusses the controversial role of culture and artists within the process of a revolution.
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." Eliades Acosta is a professor of philosophy in Santiago and the director of the José Martí National Library of Cuba. He founded the Santiago Cultural Center, a gathering place for Cuban intellectuals. He has toured the United States on several occasions, notably visiting the University of California (Berkeley).