Cuba the Morning After
Confronting Castro's Legacy

  • Title:

    Cuba the Morning After
  • Format:

    HardCover
  • Hardcover Price:

    25.00
  • Hardcover ISBN:

    0-8447-4175-2
  • Hardcover Dimensions:

    9.2'' x 6.34''
  • 285 Hardcover pages
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"The author's imaginative and credible cataloguing of changes in and around Cuba is informed by clear-eyed view of political forces in Cuba, the U.S., and elsewhere, and will be of value to a wide range of readers."

--CHOICE

"A painstaking historical analysis . . . a detailed investigation of Cuba's current realities . . . what sober, scholarly assessments are for."

--Mary Anastasia O'Grady, Wall Street Journal

"A sobering account of precisely what Fidel Castro's legacy is and what Cuba has to do to overcome it . . . a good map of a very uneven terrain."

--Washington Times

"Mark Falcoff is a thorough and balanced scholar. [In Cuba the Morning After], he comes at issues from every possible angle, offering all available facts and citing a variety of opinions, before weighing in himself. He even gives the [Castro] regime's official spokesmen their say. . . . Falcoff debunks many of the myths about Communist Cuba."

--Jay Nordlinger, National Review

Americans no longer think of Cuba as a major threat. In fact, many Americans imagine that when Fidel Castro is gone, Cuba will become a free-market democracy.

The author challenges both assumptions in Cuba the Morning After, a major study of U.S.-Cuban relations. He suggests that this island is mired in history and fantasy--in thrall to an economic and social system that does not work and cannot work. Communism has shattered a once-rich civil society, one that cannot be rapidly reconstructed, particularly in the absence of a small-business class and a freer access to organized political activity. Fear of the future, declining demographies, a culture of dependency, and a tendency to opt out for emigration to the United States add to the mixture. [more...]

Mark Falcoff, a resident scholar at AEI, is the author of the monthly Latin American Outlook and editor of The Cuban Revolution and the United States (2001).

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