The U.S. & Cuba
To the Editor:
In connection with Mark Falcoff’s article, “The Last Communist” [June], I would like to say that from 1959 to 1961, I was a young Senate aide with a portfolio that included watching the evolution of U.S. policy toward the Castro revolution in Cuba. I met with U.S. officials responsible for Cuba and had frequent opportunity to talk with both wings of the anti-Castro movement: at the beginning, the Batista crowd hoping for restoration and, later, the disillusioned idealists driven or fled into exile.
Based on that experience, I am quite inclined to agree with Mark Falcoff’s (and Georgie Anne Geyer’s) conclusion that the U.S. tried to establish friendly ties to Castro’s Cuba but that Castro never intended good relations with the U.S.
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