Oxford University Clueless on Castro
Oxford University is the oldest (and probably most prestigious) institute of higher learning in the English speaking world. Earn a degree there and you're ipso-facto an "expert" in whatever field you studied.
One of its "experts" just published a book on the Cuban Missile Crisis ("how close we came to nuclear armageddon!"...blah..blah!") that (as usual for academic "experts") omits pointing the finger at the most blameworthy instigator of the close-run calamity.
It was Castro who wanted nuclear missiles in Cuba --and as early as mid 1960! (proof here)
It was Castro who asked, beseeched and finally tried tricking Khruschev into launching them!
“What!” Khrushchev gasped, as recalled by his son Sergei upon reading Castro's telegram on Oct. 27, 1962. “Is he (Fidel Castro) proposing that we start a nuclear war?! That we launch missiles from Cuba?!”
“Yesterday the Cubans shot down a plane (U-2 with) without (Soviet) permission. Today they’re preparing a nuclear attack!....But that is insane!...Remove them (our missiles) as soon as possible! Before it’s too late. Before something terrible happens!” instructed the Soviet premier, as documented by his son Sergei.
“My dream is to drop three Atomic Bombs on New York City (Raul Castro, June. 1960.)
"If the missiles had remained, we would have fired them against the very heart of the U.S., including New York. The victory of socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims.” (Che Guevara, November 1962.)