There are those, writes Dalrymple, who feel — and advertise — a deep, lifelong, invincible sympathy for Castro and his putrid dictatorship.
From Sartre to Mme Mitterand, prominent personalities have raised hosannas to the Cuban caudillo and all his works.
From the very first, of course, like all murderous tyrants, Castro
deceived his followers and lied his way to absolute power. Many of his close associates learnt this to their cost.
the blame for Cuba’s half-century of penury and totalitarianism lies only with America.