[Marxism] Re: Herbert L. Matthews and the New York Times on Cuba

Brian Shannon brian_shannon at verizon.net
Sun Apr 30 12:00:36 MDT 2006

There are more than three articles here by Matthews. The Times  
includes the post-revolution articles as well.

You can download all of these articles as images. However, to prevent  
massive copying and to profit from their resource, ProQuest prevents  
you from copying and pasting text, which generally works in other pdf  
formats, although sometimes in a very rough form indeed. Nor can you  
search by word within the article, which you can do in standard pdf  

In general using ProQuest:

Using standard search procedures, ProQuest gives you the titles and  
dates of the articles (including advertisements) . When you download  
it, it is not a whole page, but only the article, which is really  
convenient and obviously saves a lot of disk space. However, at this  
point—after you have the download—you can't search within the  
article. You just have to assume that what you are looking for is  
there and examine it closely.


It is important to download with the correct browser. I have a  
Macintosh and when I downloaded with Safari all I got was a version  
of the file that was compatible with Preview. Preview images are  
inferior and do not allow flexibility in printing. So I use Netscape.

Using Netscape, aside from the print page itself, which has flexible  
percentages, you can also draw a box around the selection that you  
want. When you go to print, you will print only what is in the box.  
Thus, if an article takes up a whole page and would be almost  
unreadable if you printed it out at 8.5 x 11, you can instead select  
proper portions (which you can turn in the print menu) and thus  
create pages that are readable. To achieve maximum clarity, first  
enlarge the section that you want, then draw the box, the print. You  
will have to play with this a little to achieve the best result for  

Brian Shannon

On Apr 30, 2006, at 1:10 PM, Walter Lippmann wrote:

> Last Sunday the New York Times ran a puffy review of Anthony DePalma's
> dreadful THE MAN WHO INVENTED FIDEL, an attempt to assassinate both
> the character and the reputation of a dead man, the New York Times
> reporter who provided accurate and clearly favorable reporting in the
> New York Times during a period when the Batista dictatorship was then
> using the media to spread the notion that Fidel Castro was dead. The
> implication was that, as all dictators want their populations to say,
> that resistance is futile. I noted at that time that the Times, which
> I often refer to as the New York Slimes for its smarmy hostility to
> Cuba's revolution, has done something different and good today: it
> is running in PDF all three of the actual articles which Matthews
> wrote at that time, so readers can see and assess how they hold up
> for themselves. It is necessary to register to obtain access to the
> articles, but registration to the New York Times is mercifully free.
> Here's the story with all the links.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/23/books/review/23alter.html
> Walter Lippmann, CubaNews
> http://www.walterlippmann.com
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CubaNews
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