The master theorist of the resurgent global left may have been outsmarted by the current economic meltdown. But his all-too-perfect system may never have to acknowledge such real-world inconsistencies. A review of Antonio Negri's books by Scott McLemee.
''KANGAMBA is one of the most serious and dramatic films I have ever seen. ...When a film even more dramatic than Kangamba is made, film history will show even more impressive episodes where the massive heroism of Cubans and Angolans shone until apartheid was defeated in humiliation."
Fidel Castro reflects on Kangamba, the Cuban film by Rogelio Paris and Jorge Fuentes.
Che embodied energy, and it is this that was seized upon by young people who made him an icon, and it is what sustains his special attachment in the hearts of the young. Youth sees in this forever youthful revolutionary the spark that sustains them in unsettled times.
Che was indeed an extraordinary symbol of the panache and determination, of the intellect and dexterity of the Cuban Revolution: but his extraordinariness was not at the expense of his own basic humanity. If he is portrayed without his warts and without his capacity for self-criticism then he is raised to too high a standard for the rest of us mortals.
Vijay Prashad reviews Spain Rodriguez' graphic biography, Che (Verso, 2008).
Pragoti editorial team's Subhanil Chowdhury reviews A Wednesday in our weekly feature of film reviews.
Pragoti editorial team's Srinivasan Ramani contributes to our feature of film reviews with a review of Aakrosh, Govind Nihalani's debut film.