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守候菲德尔▪卡斯特罗死亡这样的事只有加布里埃尔▪加西亚▪马奎斯这样的人才能做得妥帖。他的小说《族长的秋天》完美地刻画了围裹着一个等待一位长期独裁者死亡的社会的道德贫困、政治麻痹和极度倦怠。

当然,菲德尔司令步下权坛将完全是一桩生物学事件。自他去年病倒后所公布的数张照片表明了生物学的作用。当终结到来时,古巴发生的变化可能和上个世纪所有的大独裁者去世后所发生的一样巨大。

斯大林、弗朗哥、铁托和毛泽东:在统治方略和手段上何其相似。但他们如何从政坛消逝的情况却迥异。而这些不同会对他们所在的社会产生短期和长期的重大影响。

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