Shorter Castro: Communism Doesn’t Work

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Cuba, Media

First he told Jeffrey Goldberg that he was wrong when he told Russia to bomb us during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Now he’s saying that the entire Cuban model is flawed?

From The Atlantic…

But during the generally lighthearted conversation (we had just spent three hours talking about Iran and the Middle East), I asked him if he believed the Cuban model was still something worth exporting.

“The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore,” he said.

This struck me as the mother of all Emily Litella moments. Did the leader of the Revolution just say, in essence, “Never mind”?

I asked Julia to interpret this stunning statement for me. She said, “He wasn’t rejecting the ideas of the Revolution. I took it to be an acknowledgment that under ‘the Cuban model’ the state has much too big a role in the economic life of the country.”

What a difference a near death experience makes.

Your thoughts?


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One Response to “Shorter Castro: Communism Doesn’t Work”

  1. Gneiss Rocks Says:

    Let Castro and his Revolution die. After that, perhaps there will be a resurrection of democracy in Cuba.

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