A flame among the Communist embers

Fidel Castro – My Life, Edited by Ignacio Ramonet, Allen Lane, €31

24th November, 2007

Fidel Castro – My Life, Edited by Ignacio Ramonet, Allen Lane, €31

Whatever your views on Fidel Castro, one of the best ways to approach this last great relic of 20th century geopolitics is to bandy a few statistics about. He has been in power for 48 years, is close to outlasting ten US presidents and has survived a laughable 638 assassination attempts - there was even a documentary produced last year called 638WaysToKill Castro.

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