Quote of the day

Author of a book on dictator Robert Mugabe, Peter Godwin describes the similarities between Mugabe and Fidel Castro:

“I was absolutely struck when I was in Havana of similarities in the whole way you create a dictatorship, especially ones that come out of a liberation movement. The liberating party has this stranglehold on political legitimacy. Only it can have authenticity, and it tends to block out other voices. No matter how the ruling party atrophies and becomes sclerotic and atrophied, they are very difficult to dislodge without violence.”

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  1. Castro’s people did NOT “liberate” Cuba. They substituted one dictatorship for another, and the new one was FAR worse than the old one.

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