Against the Grain

Cuban Socialist Ideology

How does political ideology work in Cuba? What is ideology anyway? Katherine Gordy argues that socialist ideology in Cuba, far from constituting a static, abstract canon of beliefs, is practiced and produced by people at all levels of Cuban society. She also comments on Fidel Castro’s espousal of Marxism and on the role of nineteenth-century intellectuals in Cuban revolutionary history.

Katherine Gordy, Living Ideology in Cuba: Socialism in Principle and Practice University of Michigan Press, 2015

Katherine Gordy, “Strategies of Imperialism and Opposition in Cuba: Reflections on the Purity of Anti-Imperialism” Viewpoint Magazine

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