Che Guevara’s Revolution in Pop Culture

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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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