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Fidel and Religion: Castro Talks on Revolution and Religion With Frei Betto
Fidel and Religion: Castro Talks on Revolution and Religion With Frei Betto
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Simon & Schuster, 1987, 314 pp
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A Dominican priest from Brazil reports on 23 hours of conversation with Fidel Castro, who now asserts that religion can be a stimulant as well as an opiate. A Marxist can be a Christian and a Christian can work with a Marxist government: "What is important in both cases is a question of sincere revolutionaries disposed to abolish the exploitation of man by man." Castro admits his debt to the Jesuits who educated him, but Harvey Cox, in his introduction, suggests that Castro picked up the style of Jesuit thinking but not the content.