New Left Review
Che communicated by actions; and his words were weapons in the struggle. In the Renaissance, there were ‘universal men’, who were great in art, science and literature. In the 20th century, politics—understood as man’s mastering of his own destiny in history—is the true form of universality. Che was in this sense universal. He is mourned all over the world more than any other revolutionary in this post-classical age.
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