The mendacity of Castroite historiography

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-20-47-35When the horrors of socialist revolutions are inadmissible

There are those, writes Dalrymple, who feel — and advertise — a deep, lifelong, invincible sympathy for Castro and his putrid dictatorship.

From Sartre to Mme Mitterand, prominent personalities have raised hosannas to the Cuban caudillo and all his works.

From the very first, of course, like all murderous tyrants, Castro

deceived his followers and lied his way to absolute power. Many of his close associates learnt this to their cost.

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-20-57-10The dictator wanted nationalisation and he wanted war with America. Yet for some,

the blame for Cuba’s half-century of penury and totalitarianism lies only with America.

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George Galloway

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Wayne S. Smith

Danielle Mitterrand

Jean-Paul Sartre

Danielle Mitterrand

Danielle Mitterrand

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