Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment by Samuel Farber

By Samuel Farber

Uncritically lauded via the left and unexpectedly denounced via the correct, the Cuban Revolution is sort of universally seen one dimensionally. Samuel Farber, considered one of its such a lot proficient left-wing critics, presents a miles wanted serious overview of the Revolution's effect and legacy.

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The ‘unauthorised’ indigenous movements that refused to accept the parameters of neoliberal multiculturalism were frequently targeted and repressed by these ‘multicultural’ states. In particular, the era of the indio permitido has meant that cultural rights are to be enjoyed on the implicit condition that indigenous movements will not challenge foundational neoliberal economic policies and their accompanying forms of capitalist class-power and exploitation. 54 Insights from historical materialism, I argue, push this critical approach still further.

31). 52. For a liberal-institutionalist treatment of citizenship see Yashar 2005, pp. 31–53. On the separation of the political from the economic sphere under capitalism and a devastating Marxist critique of liberal notions of citizenship, see Wood 1995, pp. 19–48. 14 • Chapter One social classes. 53 Hale’s notion of the indio permitido, or ‘authorised Indian’, refers to the way in which neoliberal states in Latin America in the 1990s adopted a language of cultural recognition of indigenous people and even enacted modest reforms in the area of indigenous rights.

Second, the crisis of the populist and developmentalist state in the region led to the proliferation of military and authoritarian régimes. 20 The NSM-perspective shared these thematic emphases and provided a useful optic for many Latin-American thinkers. However, influenced as they were by the wider intellectual concerns of postmodernism, NSM-studies tended to bend the analytical stick too far, toward a seemingly autonomous cultural sphere. 21 Recent Marxist litera- 18. Davis 1999, p. 588. 19. Foweraker 1995, p.

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