Cuba: Castro vs the World
Sky Atlantic/Now TV
Did you know that Fidel Castro was a fan of Peter Benchley’s Jaws? As he saw it, the book was a Marxist metaphor highlighting the uncaring heart of capitalism. The dollars-for-eyes mayor of Amity refuses to lock down the shark-terrorised beaches because he puts the local economy above the safety of its residents. A certain modern parallel writes itself; suffice to say, the Cuban leader’s approach to Covid wouldn’t have been hard to guess.
Castro’s ideals never wavered on the whims of political weather
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Castro’s enthusiasm for Jaws is also illustrative of the first-rate details peppered through Cuba: Castro vs the World. If a straightforward history documentary is only as good as its interviewees, this one had ex-Cuban Intelligence