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  - landlocked54 - LibraryThing

If you want to know what Fidel Castro and his brother Raul along with the Argentinian "doctor" Ernesto "Che" Guevara did to Cuba after Batista, you need to read this book. Having said that, the one ... Read full review

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User Review  - HistReader - LibraryThing

This will not shed light on why men like Che, Castro and Mao are lauded by the Left while white guys like Hitler and Stalin are the epitome of Rightwingers. Mr. Fontova's book will highlight the ... Read full review


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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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