The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro

The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro

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by Humberto Fontova
     
 

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Fidel Castro jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. He murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six. Alone among world leaders, Castro came to within inches of igniting a global nuclear holocaust.

But you would never guess any of that from reading the mainstream

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Fidel Castro jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. He murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six. Alone among world leaders, Castro came to within inches of igniting a global nuclear holocaust.

But you would never guess any of that from reading the mainstream American media. Instead we hear fawning accounts of Castro liberating Cuba from the clutches of U.S. robber-barons and bestowing world-class healthcare and education on his downtrodden citizens. “Propaganda is vital—the heart of our struggle,” Castro wrote in 1955. Today, the concept is as valid to the Cuban regime as ever.

History records few propaganda campaigns as phenomenally successful or enduring as Castro and Che’s. The Longest Romance exposes the full scope of this deception; it documents the complicity of major U.S. media players in spreading Castro’s propaganda and in coloring the world’s view of his totalitarian regime. Castro’s cachet as a celebrity icon of anti-Americanism has always overshadowed his record as a warmonger, racist, sexist, Stalinist, and godfather of modern terrorism. The Longest Romance uncovers this shameful history and names its major accomplices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594036675
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
334,518
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Humberto Fontova was born in Havana, Cuba in 1954 and fled to the U.S. with his family in 1961. He is the author of four books and a frequent commentator in national media. He lives in New Orleans, LA.

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The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely fabulous! Very enlightening. Uncovers some of Castro's fawning friends for what they are. They pose as Cuba experts and objective observers when they really are pawns of Castro's repressive regime.