The Hemisphere: Every Man a Spy

Fidel Castro divides Cubans roughly into 1) virtuous "revolutionary" peasants and workers and 2) rich, unworthy "counter-revolutionaries"—even though many of them helped finance his revolution. Last week he told the revolutionaries that one of their major duties is to spy on the counterrevolutionaries.

"The people will watch them in the street, in the buildings, in the stores, wherever they may be," said Castro, openly calling for a nation of stool pigeons dedicated to class warfare. When a spy finds counter-revolutionaries in action, he must "go to the police station and tell on them."...