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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: