Helen Yaffe’s book demonstrates how good history can make a timely and valuable contribution to contemporary debates. The socialist thought of ‘Che’ Ernesto Guevara (on top of his heroic guerrilla and internationalist role) has special relevance for the current global economic crisis and the strong resurgence of socialist-inspired ‘alternatives’ in Latin America.

2010 Book Review of Che Guevara: The economics of revolution PDF

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