real history analyst, and realistic philosopher
Basic Principles (Philosophical And Scientific)
Diplomatic Grey (an important preface to: From Infinity To Here)
Just as any compromise between black and white will give you grey; and any compromise between grey and either black or white will give you grey, too; and any compromise between grey and grey will also give you grey - any diplomatic compromise between truth and denial will get you the same old grey chaos of self deception.
NEW RAP POEMS AND OTHER HONEST OUTBURSTS
UNSPINNING OFFICIAL STORIES
To read all Unspinning Official Stories posts since 2008 - pick a year:
2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CUBA: For a review and dismissal of just a few common misconceptions about Cuba - CLICK
JUNE 2014: 10 DISHONEST OFFICIAL STORIES so absurd that only a public eager to be fooled could believe them. Note: this page is under construction - CLICK
REVISED FEB. 2014: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HAVANA TIMES - CLICK
JAN. 2008: A FRIENDLY CRITIQUE OF PRESS FREEDOM IN CUBA - CLICK
ENERO 2008: UNA CRITICA AMISTOSA SOBRE PRENSA LIBRE EN CUBA - CLICK
2007 UPDATES FROM CUBA: For a look at Cuba with Fidel on the bench posted from the island in January and February 2007 - CLICK
2005: BIRDS & BRUJAS IN ENCHANTED CATEMACO - CLICK
THREE APRIL 2005 LETTERS FROM CUBA: Self-syndicated and offered
on the dates indicated to various U.S. media I knew wouldn't print them.
Human Rights in Cuba, April 14 from Havana - CLICK
Viva y Habla Fidel!, April 22 from Cienfuegos - CLICK
Elections in Cuba, April 29 from Havana - CLICK.
2004: SOUTH AMERICA COMPARED TO CUBA: In the summer and fall of '04, already familiar with Mexico and Central America and, to some extent, with Cuba, I toured eight South American countries, to more effectively continue comparing what American media were then calling the "emerging western style free enterprise democracies" to Cuba, which those same not-very-free media always dutifully called "the only country in the hemisphere still not free." Since then, in a story blacked out for Americans by their not-very-free media, most of those countries, refusing to go on being arm-twisted by the US into censuring Cuba, are now beginning to follow Cuba's lead away from the US business-oriented government model toward "socially oriented" government. But in 2004, I learned more certainly what I already knew, that it should have been Cuba censuring the countries I was visiting, since, in 2004 (though, thanks initially to Hugo Chavez, things are now slowly changing), only Cuba was free then of the oppressive attributes I found everywhere else in Latin America.
From Maracaibo - CLICK
From the Andes - CLICK
From the Cone" (includes South America Summary)M- CLICK.
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