Romanticizing Ché Guevara
Steven Taylor has an excellent post explaining why the image of Ché Guevara is so appealing. The gist: “he helped successfully overthrow one dictator in Cuba and died working against a military dictatorship in a country were the vast majority was treated as second-class citizens.”
One can admire the spirit of populist revolution and yet still hate Communism and Fidel Castro.
Of course, most people wearing Ché shirts are only vaguely aware of any of the backstory.