With Fidel Castro’s recent death, attention has returned to the legacy of former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley. His close diplomatic ties with Cuba and his desire to battle imperialism through social means captured the hearts and minds of many Jamaicans but dismayed the United States, which responded by attempting to destabilize the country through increased drug and gun activity.

In today’s international political climate, Manley’s politics sound remarkably contemporary. His 1977 interview with American reporter Gil Noble captures what Jamaica was like 40 years ago, but is even more notable for how the ideas discussed continue to resonate.

Watch the rest of the interview here, here, here, and here.

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