This venerable Jamaican activist, writer and commentator writes the history of Cuba and the U.S. in a few words, history he observed personally. BTW, he never misses a column despite being in the Netherlands, where he is being treated for cancer.
Full column here.
[ The older I get the more evidence seems to accumulate that the greatest enemy of world peace and popular enlightenment may be the profession of journalism.
Somebody once said that generals are always prepared to fight the last war, but the truism seems to fit at least as well when applied to journalists.
Take the New York Times editorial on Thursday; it begins, portentously:
"For 50 years, the Cuban people have suffered under Fidel Castro's, and now Raúl Castro's, repressive rule. But Washington's embargo - a cold war anachronism kept alive by Florida politics - has not lessened that suffering and has given the Castros a far-too-convenient excuse to maintain their iron grip on power."
Anyone who knows anything about the history of the last 50 years might be forgiven for total bafflement. ]