by Anindya Sen
Frontier | Vol. 49, No.29, Jan 22 – 28, 2017
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz passed away at the age of 90 on November 25, 2016 in Santiago de Cuba. For last six decades, Cuba and Castro were almost interchangeable words to the world. His death most certainly has created a void in his own country, but perhaps more so in the socialist camp. Even after fall of Berlin wall, he didn’t give up the spirit of socialist internationalism and had always been the spearhead in all the struggles waged against imperialism in any corner of the globe in his lifetime.
However, voids are never left voids; it is filled almost by law of nature. But in order to fill them the posterity must be appreciative of the legacy of leaders like Castro. The lessons of his struggles, both political and personal, the creative motif that made him walk on thorny road lifelong must be understood in proper perspective. They are perhaps the only silver-linings in the narcissistic, self-centered and self-destructive life around civic society bequeathed by capitalism.Read More »