Podzim komandanteho

Čekání na smrt Fidela Castra je něčím, co mohl správně vystihnout pouze Gabriel García Márquez. Jeho román Podzim patriarchy dokonale zachycuje mravní špínu, politickou paralýzu a surovou nudu obestírající společnost, která čeká na smrt dlouholetého diktátora.

Odchod komandanteho Fidela od moci bude samozřejmě výlučně biologickou otázkou a oněch několik málo snímků, které se objevily od jeho loňského onemocnění, zřetelně zachycuje biologický proces na postupu. A jakmile přijde konec, změny na Kubě by mohly být stejně obrovské jako všechny změny, které předznamenal skon velkých diktátorů minulého století.

Stalin, Franco, Tito, Mao: ti všichni se do značné míry podobali svými prostředky a metodami. Jejich odchod ze scény se však často velmi lišil a tyto rozdíly mohou utvářet společnosti na celá léta a desetiletí dopředu.

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