Fighting over fidel the new york intellectuals and the cuban revolution rojas rafael good carl on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers how new york intellectuals interpreted and wrote about castros revolution in the 1960s new york in the 1960s was a hotbed for progressive causes of every stripe. Cuban historian rafael rojass recent book fighting over fidel the new york intellectuals and the cuban revolution focuses on how us intellectuals sympathetic to the revolution responded to developments in cuba from 1958 to 1971 the reference in the books subtitle to the new york intellectuals is misleading perhaps a clue that . This book explores these debates over the cuban revolution during the 1960s particularly those centered on the new york public sphere and intellectual field that decade and this city con stituted a microcosm of activity whose resonance was felt around the globe new york in the 1960s was the moment and the place. Rafael rojas fighting over fidel the new york intellectuals and the cuban revolution asks us to consider the impact of new york intellectuals in the fostering of pan american dialogue as an intellectual history the work is wonderfully written and employs a rich assortment of print publications from a diverse group of intellectuals. New york in the 1960s was a hotbed for progressive causes of every stripe including womens liberation civil rights opposition to the vietnam war and the cuban revolutionfighting over fidel brings this turbulent cultural moment to life by telling the story of the new york intellectuals who championed and opposed castros revolution
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