Fidel Castro is associated with the themes Power & Authority and Revolution. He is associated with Power and Authority because he was the leader of Cuba. Castro is also associated with Revolution because he joined an expedition to over-throw the right wing military junta of Rafael Trujillo, a U.S. ally, in the Dominican Republic. He also is associated with the Economics theme because he brought Economics into Cuba by creating a one-party government to exercise dictatorial control over all aspects of Cuba’s political, economic, and cultural life.
Quote: "I joined the people; I grabbed a rifle in a police station that collapsed when it was rushed by a crowd. I witnessed the spectacle of a totally spontaneous revolution... [T]hat experience led me to identify myself even more with the cause of the people. My still incipient Marxist ideas had nothing to do with our conduct – it was a spontaneous reaction on our part, as young people with Martí-an, anti-imperialist, anti-colonialist and pro-democratic ideas." — Fidel Castro on the Bogotazo