RE: [OPE] Cuba After Fidel Castro

Date: Mon Jun 30 2008 - 10:47:15 EDT

> The reference to the great helmsman seems to have passed you by

No, In was aware of it, Paul.  I don't
think that Mao = Fidel.
The way in which the Chinese masses
responded to the death
of Mao was - at least in large part - a
response to the experience
of the Cultural Revolution (and, indeed,
it was a verdict on that 
experience).   There was
nothing similar to the CR in Cuba 
(thankfully).  The role
of Castro in the Cuban Communist Party 
was also, imo, quite
different from the role of Mao in the Chinese
Communist Party. 

In solidarity, Jerry

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