Cuba Confidential by Ann Louise Bardach; Cuba Diaries by Isadora Tattlin
Any writer who has tried to sell a book proposal about Latin America to a New York publisher is familiar with the reaction–boredom, indifference, contempt, a gaze out the window to check on the weather … unless, of course, the subject is Cuba. Why this should be so is not hard to understand. Cuba may be among Latin America’s smallest, poorest, and most rapidly decaying nations, but it is also the source of one of the longest-running engagements in our own culture wars. As two new books demonstrate, Cuba remains the stage for larger ideological battles, and even for the occasional second thought.
About the Author
Mark Falcoff is resident scholar emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.