Not an opportunity goes by without hearing about the complete failures of Cuban society in the mainstream media. A brutal dictatorship, a crumbling economy, an oppressed people; rarely do we miss a chance to celebrate one crisis or another. But in reality, we have little to no understanding of the workings of the Cuban political system. The alternative model it offers is too great a danger to the form of western capitalism, that we are force-fed as the only solution, to bother paying any attention to.
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