Revolution's High Priest

Leftword have brought out the Fidel Castro Reader, edited by David Deutschmann and Deborah Shnookal.

"At last, a comprehensive anthology of one of the 20th century’s most influential political figures, the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Fidel Castro has been an articulate and incisive political thinker and leader, who has outlasted 10 hostile US presidents. With the wave of change now sweeping Latin America, this book sheds light on the continent’s future as well as its past.

As the first selection of Fidel Castro’s speeches to be published since the 1960s, this is an essential resource for both scholars and general readers."

Castro's admirers are admirable themselves, and they have been generous in praise. Gabriel García Márquez: “Fidel’s devotion to the word is almost magical.” Nelson Mandela: “Fidel Castro is a man of the masses… The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people.” Alice Walker: “Fidel’s is a singing and dancing intellect… In Fidel this passion is expressed in his priestly dedication to revolution.”

In our Politics section, and in Collected Works. Paperback, xiv+525 pages, Rs 450. ISBN: 9788187496908.