“For Che, the revolution was intrinsically international”

Prof. Aijaz Ahmad talks about Che Guevara, the internationalist. He explains how internationalism was at the very core of Che’s understanding of socialism and revolution

October 09, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

Marxist intellectual Aijaz Ahmad talks to Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research about Che Guevara, the iconic revolutionary. He talks about his internationalism and his role as an emissary of the revolution across the world. Professor Ahmad also reflects on Che’s idea of what a revolution does, and his pursuit of a society which overcomes the distortions capitalism introduces to human nature.

On October 9, 2020, the anniversary of Che Guevara’s assassination, nearly 20 publishers across the world are releasing a free e-book with two of Che’s iconic works, Socialism and Man in Cuba (1965) and Message to the Tricontinental (1967). You can download the book at this link.