Cuba: Semper Fidelis?

The people who specialize in assessing the actions of Fidel Castro are quite aptly called Castrologists, for on the basis of their past record their chief tool seems to be stargazing. Last week they looked up from their horoscopes again to proclaim that Fidel's future looked dim. The reason: for the past seven weeks he had not been acting as they thought he should be acting.

Not since May Day had he given a major speech. He had not taken visible leadership of last month's Guantánamo crisis; admittedly, he had signed the communiqué charging that the U.S. was planning an...

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