Marxist-Lennonism

Although there are a couple statues to Vladimir Ilych Lenin in out-of-the way places of Havana, a more popular statue is one to the late Beatle John Lennon. This statue is seated on a park bench in Vedado. Castro initially saw the Beatles as a symbol of bourgeois decadence, but he changed his tune when John began singing against the Vietnam War. John was subsequently acknowledged as a revolutionary. One of the men in the background keeps a pair of wire-rimmed glasses that he slips on the Beatle’s nose when tourists approach.

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