Tuesday, July 2, 8:15 p.m. Washington Post
Is there a greater example of utter folly than America’s superannuated policy toward Cuba? During more than 50 years corrupted by covert actions, economic sabotage, travel bans and unending embargo, the United States managed to make Castro and Cuba an international symbol of proud independence. Intent on isolating Cuba, Washington has succeeded only in isolating itself in its own hemisphere. Intent on displacing Fidel Castro, the U.S. enmity only added to his nationalist credentials.
JG: Katrina is the publisher and editor of the Nation magazine.
On December 10, 2005 I started Cuba Journal. My aim was to get on top of my soap box and oppose the hatred of the Miami fascists. I opposed Dubbya as strongly as I oppose Barack Obama now, after voting for him in 2008. I did not make the same mistake in 2012.