In “The Fool Fidel” R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. writes, “After Steven Spielberg dined with him in 2002 Spielberg enthused that he had just spent ‘the eight most important hours of my life.’”p>In fact, Spielberg never said that, or anything like that. I organized Spielberg’s trip to Cuba. The purpose was to screen 8 of his films for the Cuban public, and the trip was authorized by the U.S. government. He never said that, or anything else about Fidel Castro, during the trip or after. AP and Reuters in Cuba never quoted him as saying that. A version of the quote originated in a state-owned Cuban newspaper — consider the source. br> — Stephen Rivers /p>
“Fidel and “his entourage” rejected the conventional medical approach to his intestinal disorder.”
The fool, indeed. Fidel, as a Cuban citizen, enjoys the highest standard of medical care in the world, yet he rejects the advice of his own experts!
There has to be another explanation. Perhaps Fidel is illiterate, and could not read the medical consent forms. After all, Fidel’s youth pre-dated his own educationist reforms, which wiped out illiteracy on the island paradise.
Perhaps the European specialists that were consulted botched the treatment. The medical arts, as practiced in Europe, must certainly be inferior to the state of the art as achieved on the island paradise.
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?