CUBA: Genteel Revolution

Cuba last week had its first revolution in seven years. Compared with the butcheries that clotted up the regimes of Gerardo ("Tyrant") Machado and preceding Cuban presidents, it was as genteel as a dowager's hiccup.

The seeds of trouble were sown back in 1933 when a brash, swarthy sergeant named Fulgencio Batista and several fellow sergeants ousted the corrupt officers' clique that controlled the Government and made themselves overlords of the shark-shaped island. Batista became boss. He promoted himself to Commander in Chief of the Army and pinned a colonel's epaulets on...

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