October 25 @ 6:30 pm
In-Person | Cuba: An Evening with Dr. Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
AN EVENING WITH DR. ORLANDO GUTIÉRREZ-BORONAT
Cuba: The Doctrine of the Lie
(Academica Press, $62.44)
Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 PM | LIVE & IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables
Signing to follow the conversation
Books & Books is excited to present an evening with Dr. Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat as he discusses his book Cuba: The Doctrine of the Lie.
***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Tickets are FREE and books will be available for purchase at the event.
About the Book:
Cuba: The Doctrine of the Lie is a thoroughly researched and profoundly revealing work on two themes of vital importance to the world today: thetrue nature of totalitarianism and how religion, philosophy, culture, tradition, and individual freedom are the most effective antibodies for countering this deadly ontological virus. Approaching Cuba’s history as both a rallying icon for the radical left and an engine of freedom activism for thepowerful Cuban-American community in the United States, this study helps dispel the black legend about life in Cuba before the communist triumph in 1959, reveals the destructive ideology behind the façade of Che Guevara’s socialism, explains how so-called agrarian reform camouflaged thestructuring of a police state, and provides unique insights into the dynamics of the struggle of the Cuban Resistance. Cuba: The Doctrine of the Lie explains how totalitarianism was established and consolidated in Cuba and assesses the repercussions that event has had for America’s domestic ideological spectrum. Resulting from personal conversations with key actors, research into original sources, and a thorough knowledge of Cuban history, this book represents a vital contribution not just to the field of studies of totalitarianism but also to the study of Cuban history as a whole.
About the Author:
DR. ORLANDO GUTIÉRREZ-BORONAT is an award-winning author, co-founder and spokesperson for the Cuban Democratic Directorate and community leader Dr. Gutiérrez-Boronat holds a PhD in the Philosophy of International Studies from the University of Miami, alongside graduate and undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Communications from Florida International University.
His family settled in the United States from Cuba in 1971 seeking freedom. In 1990, he co-founded Cuban American NGO, Directorio Democratico Cubano “Directorio” seeking human rights and democratic change in Cuba. In 2005, Gutierrez-Boronat launched Radio República, a radio station offering uncensored news and information to Cubans on the island that transmits every day via shortwave, and also through AM frequencies and social media.