Cuba: Becoming Destructive

The official part of Fidel Castro's marathon visit to Moscow was over, and his beaming host had a few words of farewell before sending the honored guest off to southern Russia to loll in the sun for a while. With Castro standing beside him in Lenin Stadium, Nikita Khrushchev by turns praised Cuba's heroic "revolt against tyranny," pleaded for coexistence with the U.S., and angrily threatened nuclear war if the U.S. dared lay a hand on Cuba. He even rang in the American Declaration of Independence, quoting: "Whenever any form of government...

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