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Readings: Two Articles About Cuba

Arthur Miller, “A Visit with Castro.” The Nation: January 12, 2004

Miller reports on a visit to Cuba, in which Castro is “a handsome old clock that no longer tells the time correctly and bongs haphazardly in the middle of the night, disturbing the house.”

Joan Smith & Adolfo Fernandez Sainz, “Writers in prison: The other side of paradise.” New Statesman: January 12, 2004

An article in two movements. The first part is by Joan Smith, chair of the Writers in Prison Committee of English PEN, and the second is an essay by Cuban writer Sainz, serving a 15-year sentence for his views, who criticizes the regime.

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