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"Che Guevera — The Man, Not the Myth 

When: Wed., Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m. 2010
Price: free
Legendary Argentinean Marxist Ernesto “Che” Guevara has been variously described as an academic, agrarian reformist, athlete, author, cigar lover, diplomat, guerilla leader, intellectual, military theorist, motorcycle aficionado, physician, revolutionary, ruthless killer and socialist. Furthermore, Guevara was a man possessed of a visage for which a particular photo — his hair and beard flowing and a trademark metal-star beret capping his crown — many consider the world’s most famous. Guevara’s Renaissance Man-like qualities aside, academicians enjoy dissecting the legend, executed in Bolivia in 1967. “Che Guevara — The Man Not The Myth” will see a panel of Vanderbilt University professors from both the school’s History and Spanish and Portuguese departments attempt to reveal the truth behind Guevara, whose death elevated his legacy to, some would contend, a trivialized pop culture status. The Guevara face marketed and merchandized via T-shirts and posters? Seems contradictory. Free and open to the masses — just like El Che would have preferred.
— William Williams


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