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The Long Night of Dark Intent: A Half Century of Cuban Communism / Edition 1

The Long Night of Dark Intent: A Half Century of Cuban Communism / Edition 1

by Irving Horowitz


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ISBN-13: 9781412842242
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/15/2011
Pages: 622
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Irving Louis Horowitz (1929-2012) was Hannah Arendt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University. He was the founder and served as chairman of the board and editorial director of Transaction Publishers.

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xix
1960s: Guerrilla Dictatorship     1
The Stalinization of Fidel Castro     3
Castrologists and Apologists: True Belief in the Service of False Sentiment     18
Cuban Communism and Marxist Revisionism     30
The Missile Crisis: A Decade in United States-Cuban Relations     58
1970s: Consolidation of Communism     69
United States Policy toward Cuba in a Latin Context     71
Capitalism, Communism, and Multinationalism     84
The Militarization of Guerrilla Communism     104
Military Origins of the Cuban Revolution     122
Ideological Euphoria and Post-Revolutionary Cuba     143
Authenticity and Autonomy in Cuban Communism     166
Institutionalized Militarism of Cuba     175
The Cuba Lobby: Supplying Rope to a Mortgaged Revolution     191
Institutionalization as Integration: The Cuban Revolution at Age Twenty     213
1980s: Militarization of the Regime     222
C. Wright Mills and Listen, Yankee     224
The Role of Cuba in the Pacification of Central America     237
Fidel's "Soft" Stalinism     250
1990s: Regionalization and Retreat     254
SmallNation, Global Pretensions: Fidel Castro Redux     256
Revolution, Longevity, and Legitimacy in Communist States     264
The Dictator Who Would Be King     286
New Beginnings and Familiar Endings     296
Totalitarian Options in a Post-Communist World     306
American Foreign Policy toward Castro: Paradox, Procrastination, and Paralysis     317
The Conscience of Castrologists     329
Social Science as an Instrument of Democratic Struggle     348
The Cuban Revolution: The Myth of Theory and the Theory of Myths     365
Consequences of the American Embargo     386
On Socialist Economics and Communist Politics     401
The Jewish Experience in Cuba     408
Castro and the End of Ideology     412
Military Autonomy and Dependency in Castro's Cuba     417
Cuban Models and Democratic Choices     426
Endless Celebrations for an Old Dictator     434
Reality Avoidance and Political Pilgrimage     439
Three Points of Light: Long Term U.S. Policy Responses to Cuba     453
Cuba Lobby Upgrade: Plus ca Change, Plus C'est la Meme Chose     460
The Cuban Embargo and the American Interest     477
2000s: Dissolution of Political Power      485
The Two Cubas of Elian Gonzalez     487
Cuba after Castro: The Historical Limits to Dictatorship     494
Humanitarian Capitulation     499
One Hundred Years of Ambiguity: U.S.-Cuba Relations in the 20th Century     509
The Conflict between Economy and Ideology in Cuban Communism     521
Transition Scenarios for a Post-Castro Cuba: Speaking Loudly but Carrying a Small Stick     535
Castro's Corn: Petroleum and Globalization     547
Rocky Shoals of Reform: Castro and the Caudillo     555
Cuba, Castro, and Anti-Semitism     564
Semper Fidel     575
Mi Vida: The Manichean Face of Dictatorship     584
Index     595

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