From Foreword by Keith Ellis To
Cuba US Relations: Obama and Beyond

Just Released! Cuba US Relations: Obama and Beyond

By Arnold August

Contains an analysis of Trump’s evolving Cuba policy.

Just released from Fernwood Publishing.

Short exract from the Foreword by Keith Ellis to CubaUSRelations

“What does a Canadian progressive intellectual do when a revolution

made by the people of Cuba has won, because of its spirit and its

achievements, his admiration and his loyalty? What does he do when

this revolution, which, he shows, is the authentic culmination of a process

that has involved all the salient stages of Cuba’s history, of its struggles, now

finds itself in a time of unprecedented complexity and new difficulties, fed in

part by the very successes of the Revolution? Arnold August brings to the task

his finest gift, his superbly developed talent as a journalist, understanding

this to mean the habit of assessing different aspects and representations of

reality, so that he offers an ultimate fairness to the reasonable and humane

reader. August constantly exhibits a related attribute: his remarkable power

of analysis. The two together make the experience of reading him an enlightening

one. His research work for this book, as for others on related topics,

led him to live in Cuba for important periods of time, to live among Cubans

and notice 1) how Fidel’s extraordinary power of analysis has been reflected

in the Cuban population and 2) the impact its diffusion throughout the

society has had on producing the calm, pleasant affability that underpins

the stability of Cuba during times that could have been tempestuous. The

people know how to think, and August has the superior skills, derived from

his affinity for truth-telling, to produce a reliable picture of the complexities

of their reaction to attempts to beguile them.”

For Praise, Table of Contents, Biographies of Keith Ellis, Ricadro Alarcón (Introduction to book CubaUSRelations), and Arnold August (Author) and how to purchase the book see

Introduction: Ricardo Alarcón, Foreword: Keith Ellis

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