Castro: I’m outtie

Fidel Castro This is a big deal. Though that it is a big deal is somewhat contradictory: Either Castro was the titular head of a movement, or he wasn’t. If he was, he mattered in that he was a function of his popular support. If he wasn’t, then he was a straight-up despot with no legitimacy.

Cuba does have relatively good health care system and such-and-such. But Castro was a murderous leader who used state violence to stymie political dissent.

It would be amazing — and unexpected — if his successor could maintain the good, and shun the bad.

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