Dialogue with Cuba
An upcoming book by Peter Kornbluh and William LeoGrande examines efforts by prior U.S. Administrations to secretly establish a formal dialogue with
While some (think of Don Quixote and his faithful companion Sancho Panza) continue to insist on a policy of hostility against the so-called “Generals of the July 26 Movement,” the forward motion of peace and co-existence that should exist between the two nations is clearly on the rise. It seems that whenever Americans encounter their colonial attitude towards
A memo written over thirty years ago (1975), by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Latin America Harry Shlaudeman to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, outlines a basic map for peace, suggesting that “we reestablish diplomatic and consular relations as part of an initial bargain including a partial lifting of the ‘blockade’ and mutual commitments on non-intervention and negotiations to settle claims.”
The trend in
The memo clearly shows that this was not the trend for similar negotiations involving
Guantánamo came under
Now that we’ve endured and seen the end of what was possibly the worst presidency in modern times, it’s time to put our colonial inclinations to rest and take a growthful step forward.
Imagine all the people sharing all the world.