Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Cubans can now look forward to a new dictionary of El Comandante's teachings. Cubans accustomed to hours long speeches, thousand-word essays and lengthy interviews can now get Fidel Castro at a glance through Fidel dictionary.
The 339-page paperback provides definitions - based on snippets of speeches, columns and statements dispensed by Castro during the 49 years he governed the communist-run island.
The publication, which the government says is meant to provide guidance to Cuban thinkers, calls to mind the Little Red Book of the late Chinese communist leader, Chairman Mao Zedong.
Presented to the public on Saturday, the work was compiled by Salomon Susi Sarfati, an oratory analyst at the Cuban Communist Party's high ideological school.