Che Guevara’s Revolution in Pop Culture


On the 9th of October 1967 Che Guevara, an Argentinian Marxist revolutionary, and allegedly one of the most famous revolutionaries in the world, was executed. The execution took place in a little Bolivian village, La Higuera, which since then has become a pilgrimage destination for numerous Che Guevara followers. The use of the word ‘pilgrimage’ is not coincidental. In fact, it connotes a condensed summary of Che Guevara’s cult that occurred after his death.

412p69aBzpLChe’s ideological believes and the course of action he had taken against ‘imperialist hyenas’, had won him a significant acclaim among the masses of the world as well as the cultural elite. For example, “the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre called him ‘the most perfect man of his time’; others have seen in him the same qualities of many of the most outstanding figures of history. His forerunners would have to include such ‘good men’…

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