Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
Asker Anonymous Asks:
that post about cuba...why did you make it sound like Castro is this remarkable man?
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

I think he is a remarkable man.  ”Remarkable” doesn’t necessarily mean “good”.  Fidel Castro ability to survive for as long as he did with the forces that were aligned against him is a fascinating story.  And what he did with the Cuban Revolution in overthrowing the ultra-corrupt Fulgencio Batista was truly remarkable.

Was Fidel a benevolent leader who took care of his people and his country?  No.  But he was a giant of the 20th Century and one of the most interesting figures in history — not simply recent history but all of history.

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