Friday, April 30, 2010


"A person doesn't become a revolutionary, Santiago: he is born one. For these men going out to defend the Revolution is not something outside themselves. It is part of their very being. As thought is part of yours. That is why you can judge dispassionately and even condemn their struggle: it is not really a part of you. Intellectuals are never true revolutionaries. They believe that a certain correspondence of ideas, a certain vision of the world is at stake. But, in fact, the basic thing at stake is property. It is as simple as that. There are just two camps: those who have and those who have not."  


Excerpt from The Disinherited by Michel Del Castillo.