The Evolution of Cuban Communism or Cuban Socialism?

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Aug 9 09:44:12 MDT 1996


TimW333521 at aol.com (I know who he is, as do many others, but he never signs
his posts - are we just supposed to know instinctively who is behind this
obscure alphanumeric string?) laments the political repression in Cuba. It
*is* lamentable, I agree, and has nothing to do with the kind of socialism
I'm for.

But just once, in one of these ritual laments, I'd love to know how he
would respond to the 35 years of implacable hostility coming from the most
powerful country in the world. Sure the external threat can be, was, and is
used for domestic political convenience. But the threat was and is real,
too. How can a small, poor country protect itself against an imperial
monster?


Doug

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