Cuba: The island of revolution that has no place for rebels

Cuba: the island of revolution that has no place for young rebels – Times Online
By David Aaronowitch

But the glue that has kept Cuban society together has not been socialism, in which Cubans don’t really believe, but a particular form of charismatic nationalism, in which the bearded David confronts the giant northern Philistine. And, as is so often the case, it is hard to imagine a series of policies as counterproductive as those the US has used over the years to attempt to deal with the Castros, from botched invasions, assassination attempts, the toleration of anti-Cuban terrorism, to today’s trade embargos.