Fidel Castro

The Hell-Hole Spectator

The Nation’s Sympathy for Communism

By 7.23.14

The communist apologists over at the Nation, the self-described “flagship of the left,” have outdone themselves. The liberal rag, notorious for its long record of useful idiocy in the service of tin-pot dictators and tyrants, has once again fallen in love with Castro's Cuba. You would think it was the sixties all over again.

A self-congratulatory article about the Nation's educational staff trip to Cuba sets a dangerous precedent by commending the Cuban government for its political and economic advancements. But the Castro regime is just as guilty of crimes against humanity as it was four decades ago. Just because the island is showing feints at “progress” does not make the regime worthy of praise.

Last week, Cuba renewed its ties with Russia—Big Brother’s Big Brother. Putin forgave 90 percent of Cuba’s debt, amounting to $32 billion. There are also reports, and denials, that Russia has agreed to fund the Lourdes electronic eavesdropping base in Cuba.

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Cuba 1962: Lessons for Today

By 10.22.09

Michael Dobbs' magisterial account of the U.S., USSR, and Cuba on brink of nuclear war is available in paperback.

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Cuba’s Cyber Revolutionary

By and 2.5.09

Yoani Sánchez's heroic blogging is helping to bring real change to Cuba.

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Scare Freedom, Scarce Fish

By 1.26.09

Cuba at 50 -- the only shortage is in the number of Fidel Castros.