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On Covering Fidel Castro


On Covering Fidel Castro

Norman Stockwell

Although he was ninety years old and had stepped away from all official duties in 2008 due to ill health, the death of Fidel Castro on November 25 came as a surprise to many to whom it seemed he would never die.

Called simply “Fidel” by supporters and detractors alike, the Cuban president had been mostly out of the public eye for the past ten years following a hospitalization in 2006 that forced him to hand over presidential duties to his brother Raul.


"Rightists are too often as guilty of oversimplifying history as are the Marxist dogmatists.”

Very true.