Fidel Castro: 1926 - 2016
James Bloodworth is the Editor of Left Foot Forward, Britain’s most popular centre-left political blog. He’s a contributing editor for Progress and writes regularly for the Independent, the New Statesman and the Guardian. He tweets at @J_Bloodworth
Reports that Cuban forces are now fighting in Syria follow a long history of the Castro brothers working closely with their patrons in Moscow.
He has passed massive reforms to the welfare state and played the leader on the world stage, but something always seems to be missing.
Obama thinks that repression in the Castro regime will decrease as a result of contact with the U.S. He’s wrong.
The excuses, indifference, and utter callousness that met genocide in the Balkans sound eerily familiar in Barack Obama’s Washington.
Political correctness and left-wing myopia helped protect Britain’s first democratically-elected Muslim mayor from corruption charges for years. Eventually justice caught up with him.
The communist government’s medical missionaries win praise for the regime, but they are victims, too.
From Neville Chamberlain to the pages of today’s ‘Guardian,’ many members of the British elite, left and right, have proved themselves suckers for totalitarianism.