New Left Review
The Marxism of Regis Debray
As we go to press, Régis Debray is about to stand trial in Bolivia. The military authorities who claim to try him have announced him in advance ‘guilty’ of the fabricated charges against him. The story of his arrest, torture and imprisonment when on a journalistic mission to interview Che Guevara is by now known all over the world. Debray’s revenge, however, is one that the Bolivian military dictatorship have themselves prepared. The Barrientos régime has imprisoned him for his ideas; yet his imprisonment has now given an unprecedented international fame to these very ideas.
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