The Rational Person’s Guide to Fidel Castro

There are few leaders who inspire the kind of irrational passion that surrounds the recently-deceased Fidel Castro.  He is a hero and a villain, and to have an opinion on him so often forces you to choose between the two. But there is another way to judge leadership.  To understand Castro's true historical legacy, we … Continue reading The Rational Person’s Guide to Fidel Castro

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America, Cuba, and The Shrinking Ranks of Rogue States (Or: Why The U.S. Is Running Out Of Enemies)

Rejoice, frozen New Englanders, for you may soon be able to enjoy Cuba's pristine beaches, vintage cars, and rampant sex industry! At long last, most of America's elites can and do recognize the 50  year embargo of Cuba has failed to oust the Castros, overthrow communism, and return Cuba to the U.S. fold.  This final … Continue reading America, Cuba, and The Shrinking Ranks of Rogue States (Or: Why The U.S. Is Running Out Of Enemies)