The Evolution of Cuban Communism or Cuban Socialism?

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Tue Aug 13 10:45:07 MDT 1996

At 8:59 AM 8/13/96, TimW333521 at wrote:

>Come on, Louis, you no better than that!  Democracy means more than one party
>competing in elections.  It means more than one point of view in the press.
> It means the ability to say what one likes openly and in public, and in
>meetings, even if what one says disagrees with the government.    It means
>the ability to organize union independent of the state and to strike.
>This is not Castro's Cuba.  It no doubt has other strengths.  But democracy
>cannot be listed on the plus side.  Simple as that.

Still no response from TimW33352, I see, to my query: what would *you* have
done if you'd been in Castro's shoes, leading a successful revolution that
then faced Imperial America's boot on your neck? Stop talking about
definitions of democracy and give some real answers.



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