Lucha and Cubanía: The (Re)Construction of a Cuban Historical Identity Through the Idea of (Revolutionary) Struggle

  • Antoni Kapcia


While all political systems, especially at moments of crisis, trauma or threat, need to create and have recourse to historical—political myths, it is during any process of nation building that this need is clearest, since this is precisely when a consensus is needed on what constitutes the “nation” (to be defended or created), relying on a collective “imagining” of the community from which that nation is emerging and which, in turn, the nation is creating.1


Communist Party Political Violence Class Struggle Nation Building Racial Flaw 
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