They write letters
Ira Sohn, Professor of Economics and Finance, Montclair State University, NJ, writing to the Financial Times regarding a glowing piece on Cuba they published extolling the wonderfulness of life in Cuba for Cuban slaves:
Readers should be sceptical of the views expressed by Michael Redwood (Letters, February 13) regarding the “wonders” of Cuban society after more than half a century of harsh dictatorship.
Regarding his praise of reduced living standards, I refer readers to Athens, circa February 12 2012.
On the other hand, if Prof Redwood believes that life in today’s Cuba – characterised by the absence of “a living wage, poor housing, and a lack of freedom of speech” – is worth preserving for educational purposes, then he is advocating establishing, on a national scale, a project like Colonial Williamsburg in the US state of Virginia.
The only problem with this is, after 5pm, the “townspeople” of Colonial Williamsburg “go home”!
Professor Ira Sohn