The death of Fidel Castro

As you will have noticed, Fidel Castro’s death has managed to knock Donald Trump off the major international news headlines.

Everyone has their opinions about Castro (he was nothing if not controversial). I think one thing we can all safely say though is that, love him or hate him, he was one of the grand political figures of the post-war era. In fact, it is a bit scary to consider who else survives of any significant note – Elizabeth II? Jimmy Carter? Henry Kissinger? Mikhail Gorbachev? I can’t think of too many others. In some ways, the twentieth century has ended with Castro: a fellow who took power in the age of Eisenhower, Macmillan, Khrushchev, Mao, and de Gaulle.


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