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Che Guevara: the Legend and the Legacy
An examination of the qualities and leadership style of Che Guevara, leader of the revolution in Cuba and Guatemala.
# 148304 | 2,957 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2011 | US

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The paper labels Ernesto "Che" Guevara, more popularly known simply as Che Guevara, as the most controversial Argentine Marxist rebel and revolutionary in the books of history. The paper focuses on his qualities as an individual thinker, a politician, physician, military strategist and guerilla chief and discusses how these abilities made Che Guevara into such a legendary revolutionary leader.


From the Paper:

"Guevara's early school life was a very dynamic one. Even though, he suffered from regular Asthma attacks, but never let those stop him from being a very active youngster. He was always involved in sports like soccer, golf and rugby. His aggressive nature and style also earned him the nickname of "de la Serna". Guevara studied medicine and upon his medical travels across Latin America proved to him that what the country needed was a drastic reform at all the economic and industrial levels. He believed that the trends of free enterprise and imperialism were resulting in huge social gaps and were allowing the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. These incidents instigated in him a drive to initiate change which was why he got involved in the movement in Guatemala and visited the United Nations sessions to promote the belief that he though was necessary for the kind of change that would initiate a more balanced economical division across the world."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anthony DePalma. The Man Who Invented Fidel: Castro, Cuba, and Herbert L. Matthews of the New York Times. New York: Public Affairs, 2006.
  • Barron, F. and Harrington, D.M. "Creativity, intelligence, and personality," Annual Review of Psychology, 1981, 32: 439-476.
  • Che Guevara. "Colonialism is Doomed" speech to the 19th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City, 1964.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M. Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1996.
  • David Sandison. The Life & Times of Che Guevara. Paragon, 1996.

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