The Sixties

February 6, 2005

Many Americans think the story of Cuba begins and ends with Fidel Castro. But the soul of the Cuban Revolution belonged to the charismatic, Romantic guerilla hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara. To the Best of Our Knowledge revisits the Sixties and counts the private costs of that era’s social gains. What’s it like to be a Revolutionary’s daughter? We’ll have a novelist’s answer.

  1. Mark Kurlansky on "1968"

    Mark Kurlansky, author of “1968: The Year That Rocked the World” talks about why that year was so significant.

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  2. Joelle Fraser on "The Territory of Men"

    Joelle Fraser wrote a memoir called “The Territory of Men.” She talks about her parents who did their best, despite pre-Women’s Lib conditioning and alcoholism.

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  3. Ana Menendez on "Loving Che"

    Novelist Ana Menendez talks about her book “Loving Che.” She reads a passage and they discuss the real Che Guevara and his impact on Latin America.

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  4. Jeremi Suri on "Power and Protest"

    Historian Jeremi Suri gives a new take on the sixties. Suri says national leaders began to cooperate with each other because none of them could communicate with the youth at home.

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