“His biography was a huge influence on me,” says Kieran Barrett, CSU Sociology M.A. student. “Che wrote works critiquing the unequal social structures pervasive in Latin America and developed ideas of guerrilla warfare as a tool for revolutionary struggle. His great books include The Motorcycle Diaries and Guerrilla Warfare.”

Ernesto “Che” Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture. This information and much more can be found on Che’s profile on Wikipedia.