Fidel Castro: A true believer who wouldn’t back down

Fidel Castro: A true believer who wouldn’t back down
Fidel Castro speaking at a political rally in July 2006, two years before he stepped down as leader of Cuba Picture: Getty

Castro’s single greatest achievement was that he, and Cuba, refused to bend in the face of a 50-year onslaught from the most powerful country on earth

All this weekend, the Fidel Castro debate has raged, for and against. It is only to be expected. Castro is a gigantic historical figure, an icon and uniquely important because he represented the singular and most significant challenge to Western society’s 20th century’s implicit faith in democratic capitalism as the panacea for ordering our affairs.

Even his greatest critics today cannot deny, that among Third World countries, his Cuban revolution has delivered levels...

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