Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots who Idolize Him

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Penguin, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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A critical biography of the iconic communist revolutionary, and an expose of the liberals who lionize him.

Nearly four decades after his death, it’s impossible to avoid the image of Ernesto “Che” Guevara everywhere from T-shirts to cartoons. Liberals consider Che a revolutionary martyr who gave his life to help the poor of Latin America. Timenamed him one of the one hundred most influential people of the last century. And a major Hollywood movie is about to lionize him to a new generation.

The reality, as we learn from Cuban exile Humberto Fontova, is that Che wasn’t really a gentle soul and a selfless hero. He was a violent Communist who thought nothing of firing a gun into the stomach of a woman six months pregnant whose only crime was that her family opposed him. And he was a hypocrite who lusted after material luxuries while cultivating his image as a man of the people.

Fontova reveals that Che openly talked about his desire to use nuclear weapons against New York City. Such was Che’s bloodthirsty hatred that Fontova considers him the godfather of modern terrorism.

Exposing the Real Che Guevarais based on scores of interviews with survivors of Che’s atrocities as well as the American CIA agent who interrogated Che just hours before the Bolivian government executed him.

  

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User Review  - Mike (the Paladin) - Goodreads

If you are one who worships at the alter of "Che" you will be annoyed here. Since I was in high school (1960s)Che Guevara has been an icon of the political left...the "revolution" of Marxist Stalinism ... Read full review

Review: Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him

User Review  - Kelsey - Goodreads

Ernesto (Che) Guevara has been compared by some to Jesus Christ and yet described by many who left Cuba as a murdering psychopath. I think it makes more sense to believe those who knew him and fled ... Read full review

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Contents

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1
Jailer of Rockers Hipsters and Gays
10
BonVivant Mamas Boy Poser and Snob
23
From Military Doofus to Heroic Guerrilla
34
Fidels Favorite Executioner
66
Murderer of Women and Children
81
The Intellectual and Art Lover as Book Burner and Thief m
111
Academias Rude Surprise
122
Guerrilla Terminator
137
Che in Africa
167
Notes
201
Index
215
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About the author (2007)

Humberto Fontova, who left Cuba in 1961 at age seven, has written for several conservative magazines and is the author of Fidel: Hollywood s Favorite Tyrant. He has appeared on many radio and television shows and is active in the Cuban American community.

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