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Lecture-Concert Series presents
Cuba expert Humberto Fontova on Jan. 21
Dec. 16, 2009 --
Humberto Fontova is the featured lecturer in the eighth event in
Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series.
Fontova’s presentation, “Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful
Idiots Who Idolize Him,” is Thursday, Jan 21., at 7 p.m. in ASU’s Student
Union Auditorium, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union, 101 N.
Caraway Road, Jonesboro. The event is free and open to the public.
Humberto Fontova was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1954 and fled Cuba in 1961
with his family while his father was a political prisoner of Fidel
Castro and Che Guevara. The family fled to New Orleans, and Fontova has
lived in the New Orleans area since 1961, earning a B.A. in political
science from the University of New Orleans and a master’s degree in
Latin American Studies from Tulane University. His books include “The
Helldiver’s Rodeo” (2001), an extreme scuba diving and spear fishing
adventure; “The Hellpig Hunt” (2003), a hunting adventure set in the
wetlands at the mouth of the Mississippi River; and “Fidel: Hollywood’s
Favorite Tyrant” in 2005, a political expose about Castro. “Exposing the
Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him” was released in
2007, and has now been published in English, Spanish, and Czech.
As Fontova has noted, Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the mainstream
media celebrate Ernesto “Che” Guevara as a combination of saint and a
sex symbol - a selfless martyr with a love of humanity second only to
Jesus Christ's. But their ideas about Che - Fidel Castro's henchman
whose face adorns hipsters' T-shirts, posters, and ad campaigns - are
based on a murderous communist regime's outright lies. As Humberto
Fontova reveals in his myth-shattering book, Che Guevara was actually a
bloodthirsty executioner, a military bumbler, a coward, and a hypocrite.
This biographical account proves it's no exaggeration to state that Che
- who was captured and killed nearly forty years ago - was the godfather
of modern terrorism.
Publisher’s Weekly says the book is “fascinating, fun and free-spirited…
Imagine “Deliverance” as written by Hunter S. Thompson.”
Fontova is a columnist for Newsmax, Human Events, and Frontpage
Magazine, and he writes for many other outdoor magazines, including
Scuba Diver, Salt Water Sportsman, Bowhunter, and Boating Magazine. He
was a regular guest on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect, and he was
also featured on The O-Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, The Dennis
Miller Show, Fox and Friends, and various shows for Telemundo.
Fontova continuously writes
articles for many news websites such as
www.humaneventsonline.com , www.lewrockwell.com, www.newsmax.com, and
frontpagemag.com. Visit Fontova’s website,
details on Fontova and his writings.
For more details, contact
associate dean for the Honors College, at (870) 972-2308, or via e-mail
Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural
life of the campus, community, and region.