Castro’s Culture War
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  • He ought to let them watch some Russian films from the 80s. There is more of Adam Smith in Vokzal dlya dvoikh (1982) than in any American capitalist film I’ve seen. Or Osseniy Marafon (1979) which casts a light (a gentle light, but a light just the same) on corruption in the socialist literary world. Socialist films subversive of socialist conformity would include Тот самый Мюнхгаузен (That Very Munchausen, 1979).

    I presume it’s out of the question for him to allow Pokayanie (Repentance). 1984. That one was not allowed to be distributed and shown until Perestroika was a little further along. But another good film from the Perestroika era is Forgotten Melody for the Flute (1987), by the same Eldar Ryazanov who had made Vokzal dlya dvoikh pre-Perestroika. That one exposes the world of ObamaCare, even before ObamaCare happened.

    And there are others. All we need to tell Raul is that these aren’t capitalist films.

  • Fat_Man

    It is too bad that the State Department and the White House are under the control of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee.

    Unlike the Middle East, Cuba is part of the US home territory. A rational foreign policy would aim to send the Castro Brothers to an old folks home, and to re-organize Cuba as a liberal capitalist democracy.

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