My distractions


This book (Fidel: Holywood's Favorite Tyrant) was an interesting read. Some bias can be heard from the author as you read through, but the facts listed are difficult to argue against and the bias is then understood, especially given his personal connection.

Some of the things that surprised me:

The author describes many of the atrocities that the revolutionaries performed. These are disgusting and add to the understanding of the embargo we have had for so long. That said, this book also goes into the way many of popular culture have looked the other way to these atrocities and celebrated the Cuban revolutionaries. This is disappointing to see so clearly, but also sadly not always unsurprising.


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