Wednesday, December 22, 2004

The Cult of Che - Don't applaud The Motorcycle Diaries. A look at the Left's ongoing obsession with Che Guevarra.

Che was an enemy of freedom, and yet he has been erected into a symbol of freedom. He helped establish an unjust social system in Cuba and has been erected into a symbol of social justice. He stood for the ancient rigidities of Latin-American thought, in a Marxist-Leninist version, and he has been celebrated as a free-thinker and a rebel. And thus it is in Salles' Motorcycle Diaries.

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