World: A Display of Groupthink

What do young Cubans think of their country's current political and military role in Africa? New York's Democratic Congressman Stephen Solarz, while on a fact-finding visit to Cuba, met with a group of 16 students at the University of Havana. The three-hour session, reports TIME Diplomatic Correspondent Strobe Talbott, taught Solarz a bit more about life in present-day Cuba than his hosts had intended.

One by one, the students delivered their set pieces for the benefit of their visitor. "I am an eternal lover of peace," proclaimed Victor Álvarez, a fourth-year economics major. "But...

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