The history of the Brigade is very rich in events, contradictions and heroism. Much has been written, documentaries have been made and pseudo analysts of different nationalities and political ideas have drawn their conclusions, but this note only aims to highlight the courage and sense of duty of men who left studies, family and work, to fulfill their obligations.
Alberto Fernandez and Cristina Kirchner’s government is openly practicing “human trafficking and slavery” with the over 200 Cuban physicians it indicated it will deploy to Argentina with the alibi of “providing medical care in the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
In his work on political democracy, Considerations on Representative Government, John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) presents an eloquent exposition for the value of democratic participation by all citizens. Mill thought it hurtful that “…the constitution of the country should declare ignorance to be entitled to as much political power as knowledge.” Still, he believed that democracy could overcome even the incompetent participation of uninformed citizens. But, here is where democratic theory gets thorny and controversial.
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These are extremely good news in the realm of economic redeployment post covid19. Because these will be the wealth creators and the job providers for the generation that will take command of the US economy and those of emerging markets although the strength, degree and quality of the process in emerging markets will largely depend on their leadership quality.
The harsh reality is that Maduro is a stubborn dictator like his mentors from Havana. In my view, he is not likely to abandon the reins of power. So far, popular uprisings, U.S. and international sanctions, coronavirus, and criminalization of the leadership have not brought about the downfall of the regime. Therefore, it is also important to consider other options.
Cuba’s dictatorship -albeit not an official member of the OAS- leads the anti-Almagro operation along with Venezuela and Nicaragua’s dictatorships, with the active participation of Argentina and Mexico, some Caribbean countries and an apparent “quid pro quo” maneuver with Canada whose vote to destabilize the OAS would be gotten in exchange for Cuba’s assistance to ensure Canada’s non-permanent position in the United Nations Security Council.
The “Lost Cause” is an ideological movement that romanticizes the Confederate cause as a heroic fight against great odds. The Lost Cause ideology seeks to highlight the alleged virtues of the antebellum South; it portrays the Civil War as an honorable struggle in defense of the Southern way of life.
My interest here is to describe capitalism as an attitude. That is, as a mental state connecting a person to a proposition. One easy conclusion would be to echo the judgement attributed to Winston Churchill that: “If a man is not a socialist by the time he is 20, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain.” Today’s youth rejects capitalism without a clear idea of what should replace it. These young protesters are capitalists; they just do not know it yet.
My interest here is to describe capitalism as an attitude. That is to say, as a mental state connecting a person to a proposition. An easy conclusion would be to repeat the criterion attributed to Winston Churchill that "if a man is not a socialist at the age of 20, he has no heart. If he's not conservative at 40, he has no brains. " Today's young people reject capitalism without a clear idea of what should replace it. These young people who protest are capitalists: although they do not know it yet.