“I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas.” That was Barack Obama’s “historic” announcement in Cuba last week. But was it true? What is the Castro regime if not a vestige of communism’s 20th century struggle against the capitalist enemy – also known as the Free World? And, self-evidently, President Obama had come not to bury the Castros but to normalize relations with them.
The Republic of Cuba, as it is officially called, has in reality been a socialist dynasty since Fidel Castro, who will be 90 in August, took power through force of arms in 1959. Back then, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House, Hawaii became the 51st state and gas cost 25 cents a gallon. Mr. Obama