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Friday, April 8, 2016

Che Guevara: “I came to communism because of Stalin”

By Nikos Mottas.
Originally published in atexnos.gr.
Translated from Greek.

Ernesto Che Guevara is undoubtedly a historical figure of the 20th century's communist movement who attracts the interest of people from a vast range of political ideologies. The years followed his cowardly assassination in Bolivia, Che became a revolutionary symbol for a variety of marxist-oriented, leftist and progressive parties and organisations- from Trotskyists to militant leninists and from Social Democrats to anarcho-libertarians. A significant number of those who admire the argentine revolutionary identify themselves as “anti-stalinists”, hate and curse Stalin while they often refer to the so-called “crimes” of Stalin's era. What is a contradiction and an irony of history is the following: Che Guevara himself was an admirer of Joseph Stalin.