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Che Guevara. Forty Years Dead. October 10, 2007

Posted by James in Politics.
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I’ll admit to having a VERY base knowledge on who Che Guevara was and what he did. I’ll further admit that a large portion of what I (think I) know about the man is gleamed from watching “The Motorcycle Diaries.” The movie is amazing and inspiring, by the way. I’ve been wanting to read Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson ever seeing the movie in an attempt to learn more but the daunting size of it as kept it on the back end (see also: heavy end) of my book shelf alongside Infinite Jest and Gravity’s Rainbow. Call me lazy. I deserve it.

That being said, I just read a piece from The Nation that spoke briefly about Guevara, the forty year anniversary of his death that happened this past Monday and  his assassination led by the CIA. It’s a lot shorter than it could, and probably should have been but it’s worth reading, nevertheless. Check it out here.

Also, Democracy Now did a great piece on the anniversary during yesterday’s show. Being the giving folk that they are, they’ve posted the segment for free download.  You can get it here.

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