Among historical figures Fidel Castro wins, hands down, as the most persistently effective liar of modern times. Consider: Castro jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror, murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six and came closest of anyone in history to starting a worldwide Nuclear war.
Who would guess any of this from reading the mainstream media? Instead we read almost exclusively about how he freed Cuba from the greedy clutches of U.S. robber barons and bestowed his formerly downtrodden countrymen with free healthcare and education.
“Propaganda is vital–the heart of our struggle,” Castro wrote in 1965. And today the concept is as valid as ever. History records few recruitment drives and propaganda campaigns as phenomenally successful or as enduring as Castro and Che’s. It’s high time to expose the scam.
The Longest Romance documents how a fawning U.S. media abets Castro’s propaganda campaign and its astounding worldwide success. Castro’s colorful cachet as worldwide icon of anti-Americanism and as pioneering beatnik allows his record as a warmonger, racist/Stalinist and the godfather of modern terrorism to be forgiven, ignored and falsified. The Longest Romance exposes this record, the abettors and the falsifiers.