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It’s not just Cuban exiles who despise Castro and his cult of personality. In a July 24 story headlined “Cuban regime feeling heat from Czechs,” Miami Herald reporter Pablo Bachelet summarized the current climate this way: “Once a subservient member of the Soviet bloc, the Czech Republic is now one of Fidel Castro’s top foreign tormentors, providing material and moral support to dissidents, leading efforts to condemn the island’s human-rights record in U.N. bodies and pushing a reluctant European Union to take a tougher stance on Castro.” Czech support for Cuban dissidents goes beyond badgering the United Nations and funding clandestine radio broadcasts. This detail could have come straight from a pitch meeting for a movie of the week, but it really happened: “Czech supermodel Helena Houdova slipped into the island and took photos of Cuban slums. Police detained her for 11 hours, but she managed to smuggle out the camera’s memory card in her bra — creating a media stir in Prague and later displaying the photos in an exhibit.”
”The revolution’s watchmen rose up because I was taking pictures of something they do not like,” the 1999 Miss Czech Republic told journalists.
Helena had it right, as almost any Cuban in Miami could tell you. Sadly, in the tonier parts of New York and Los Angeles, it’s still as though Ricky Ricardo had more ‘splainin’ to do than his red-haired wife.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online