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InsiderOnline Blog: December 2004

It's Che Day

Powerline has some thoughts on the Che-glorifying "Motorcycle Diaries." Hat tip, No Left Turns.

Jay Nordlinger has declared a Che glorification watch.

And John J. Miller at The Corner has spotted Cuban Americans fighting against the glorification. It seems the New York Public Library is selling colorful, whimsical Che watches in its gift store, and some are not happy about it. Here's my favorite passage from the New York Sun story on it:

A spokeswoman for the New York Public Library, Tina Hoerenz, said that under no circumstances would the library sell Hitler merchandise. When informed that some Cubans felt that selling a pop-culture image of Guevara was the moral equivalent of glorifying Hitler, she replied, "I don't know what to say about that."

Posted on 12/14/04 11:13 AM by Mary Katherine Ham

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