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Posted July 29, 2010
This is a "fair" and "balanced" book on some of the aspects that led to Fidel Castro's rise to power and how the American press was involved. Like most things in politics, the Herbert Matthews story isn't as partisan as what it some people have made it out to be. It's in fact a "gray" area that cannot accurately be described through the prism of any ideologue or agenda-based commentator. This book is thoroughly researched and explores the views of all sides of the political spectrum. It also explores the deep history this country has (U.S.) with media bias from all walks of life.
This book gives great insights as to how senior level government officials mingle with the press and what kinds of outcomes are produced; sometimes for the good, sometimes for the bad.
Often times, Fidel Castro is painted in a glowing bask of light......or as the devil of our times....depending upon your views....but this book debunks some of the myths that have been generated about Castro by the ideologues in the American press. Is Castro the darling that many in the liberal left make him out to be? Is Castro really a communist? Did Castro align himself with the Soviet Union through choice or out of political survival? These are some of the questions that get indirectly answered in this book and Im sure it will ruffle the feathers of many partisan types who only like to believe what they think is true, regardless of facts.
Nonetheless, this is a fascinating book that provides another insight into one of the most infamous figures of the international political realm.