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Apuntes crticos a la economa (Ocean Sur) [Paperback]

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First publication in any language of Che Guevara's highly controversial and much speculated about critique of the Soviet economic system. As Minister for Industry and head of Cuba's National Bank in the early years of the revolution, Che resisted all attempts to impose rigid Soviet ideas about political economy in Cuba.

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Pages   431
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2006
Publisher   Ocean Press
ISBN  1920888632  
ISBN13  9781920888633  

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Che's Critical Points about Economic Politics  Nov 17, 2007
I have now read, in Spanish, Guevara, E.C. Apuntes Criticos a La Economia Politica. Melbourne, Australia: Ocean Books, 2006. The publisher advises that they will release an English translation in 2008. Although written in 1965, the book has not seen print in any language until 2006.

The book prints some relevant writings and transcriptions of some of Guevara's relevant lectures from 1965 and earlier. The book includes an outline of a formal work of which only introductory material to five planned parts was completed before his death in 1967.

The completed material includes two chapters: 1) the necessity for the book, and 2) a double biography of Marx and Engels.

The main part of the book is a critique of a 1963 Spanish edition of a Stalinist "Manual of Economic Politics". Guevara critically comments in a paragraph on each of 225 points. The tenor of the criticisms is a call for integrity and deflation of hyperbole. Guevara frequently points to situations which are specific to the Soviet Union and could have no use in any other country.

A telling quote from one of his tape-recorded lectures follows in my translation from his pages 354 and 355: "These are biographies [of Marx and Lenin] which have penetrated a little into each man and into history. These biographies are very

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