Fidel's Ethics of Violence, by Dayan Jayatilleka, subtitled 'The moral dimension of the political thought of Fidel Castro'
Published by Pluto Press in 2007, 235 pages. (N4221)
Brand New Book
This book examines Casto's ethical and philosophical standpoint on the use of violence, and in particular how he philosophically reconciles violence, political power and morailty.
On the rear side cover, one review of the book reads: In a challenging argument, that is carried through with rigour and erudition, this book takes us beyond the clichés of authoritarianism or charisma to an analysis of Castro's thought (at a particularly significant time) that brings in paradigms from outside the Cuban context and which force us to address conventional wisdoms about the much misunderstood leader. Chapters include:
- The Ethics of Violence
- Comparative Historical Perspective
- Evolution of Castro's Ethics of Liberation
- Defending the Revolutionary Regime
- The Moral High Ground
- The Achievement of Synthesis
- The Contemporary Relevance of Castro