The Cubans: The History of Cuba in One Lesson
Print Length: 131 pages
Carlos Alberto Montaner
Publication Date: June 10, 2012
Kindle: 403 KB
Available on Amazon
As Told by an Exile
The Left never fails to surprise me with their cluelessness. As President Ronald Reagan once said: "It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so."
With Fidel Castro's long-awaited death, they are at it again, heaping unwarranted praise on one of the most ruthless and murderous dictators the world has ever known. For those going along out of ignorance, here's a short and cheap book that might set them straight.
Carlos Alberto Montaner is an influential and award-winning Cuban writer, novelist, and thinker who fled Cuban imprisonment in 1959 by Fidel Castro. He currently writes syndicated weekly columnist and I believe CNN has him as a political analyst. He also has a blog, in Spanish, of course.
In 2006 Montaner wrote and narrated a 13 episode TV documentary titled Los Cubanos: historia de Cuba en una lección. This is the book that he wrote based on that TV series, translated into English.
The Cubans: The History of Cuba in One Lesson is a journey through the history of Cuba, quick but not superficial, with an emphasis on the international circumstances that increasingly shaped the events of the country. The book also explains how and why the Cuban Revolution happened. In the last two chapters, the author ventures to predict what might be the fate of the nation at the beginning of the inevitable transition to democracy in the political arena, and to common sense in the economic field.
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Reviewed by VM on November 27, 2016