Cuba

Revolutionary Cuba’s racism problem

1 December 2016 14:48

You can tell a lot about a country from its sexual politics. Out one night at La Fabrica, a state-funded arts…

Watch: Douglas Murray gives Richard Gott a history lesson

30 November 2016 15:25

With Emily Thornberry en route to Cuba to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro, back in Blighty landbound socialists —…

Is Justin Trudeau totally clueless about Castro’s Cuba?

28 November 2016 16:26

In Miami’s Little Havana, champagne fizzed all weekend. Meanwhile, the rest of us in the free world amused ourselves comparing…

Jeremy Corbyn’s celebration of Castro proves that he’s not a serious leader

27 November 2016 16:11

Just when you thought the story of the Labour Party in the 21st century couldn’t get any more tragic, Jeremy…

Castro created a façade for tourists – and misery for Cubans. Why can’t Corbyn see that?

27 November 2016 13:02

To hear Jeremy Corbyn hail Fidel Castro as a great hero of social justice is to be reminded that those…

Fidel Castro was a cruel dictator. Ignore the revisionists

26 November 2016 12:46

Why are left-wing dictators always treated with more reverential respect when they die than right-wing ones, even on the Right?…

Donald Trump could lead a new revolution in Cuba

26 November 2016 12:13

Sola mors tyrannicida est, wrote Thomas More: death is the only way to get rid of tyrants. And so it…

A stronger pound, Cuban coffee and ‘back yard’ funerals

21 June 2016 11:03

The pound has enjoyed its biggest one-day surge in value for eight years as investors bet on Britain remaining in the EU.…

The Rolling Stones’s Saatchi show is clearly a money-spinner – what’s wrong with that?

11 April 2016 20:15

The most restless, resilient, rapacious rock & roll group in the world is on the move again. Less than two…

Viva Obama! Viva Fidel! Viva Jean-Claude Juncker!

24 March 2016 12:04

In Cuba, they are shouting: ‘¡Viva Obama! Viva Fidel!’ What a slogan. The FT headline ignorantly described this as a…

Robert Conquest: ‘There is something particularly unpleasant about those who, living in a political democracy, comfortably condone terror elsewhere’

4 August 2015 22:21

Robert Conquest, the historian of Soviet Russia who has died aged 98, was also The Spectator’s literary editor between 1962…

Visit Cuba – it’s the perfect holiday destination for poverty fetishists

23 July 2015 10:40

Since last December, when officials from Cuba and the United States announced that the two countries, locked in a Cold…

Restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba? What’s with all this eruption of sanity in Washington?

17 December 2014 16:38

The conventional wisdom, at least in Britain, seems to be that Barack Obama’s presidency has been a desperate disappointment. That…

Venezuela: a shining example of how not to help the poor

23 November 2013 13:00

No serious person today views the Cuban Revolution as anything other than an impoverished tyranny – up to and including…

May Day, May Day

2 May 2012 14:18

There was a sense of urgency, even emergency, in many countries on May 1 this year. The goings-on in the…

Working-Class People Can Like Opera Too, You Know

10 April 2011 3:30

Brother Korski is right to draw attention to Rachel Sylvester’s interview (£) with Unite’s Len McCluskey and right too to…

Unite chief blames MI5 for protest violence

9 April 2011 15:37

Sometimes, just when you think that the craziest left-wing ideologues have gone off to tend to their gardens, up one…

Citizen Castro rains on Comrade Hattie’s last parade

15 September 2010 14:40

There was praise for Fidel Castro – of all people – at PMQs today. That the tribute came from a…

Will the TUC Condemn Castro?

14 September 2010 1:10

Obviously this is one of John Rentoul’s Questions to which the Answer is No. Nevertheless, given that the TUC is…

Cuba: The Last Refuge of Excuse-Making Scoundrels

27 May 2009 2:01

I suppose one ought not to be surprised that there remain some folk for whom the Cuban revolutionaries remain unblemished…

The Che Chronicles

23 May 2008 22:51

How many people really think of Che Guevara as a romantic, if occasionally headstrong, revolutionary? Outside Latin America, I mean.…

Parliament of Fools

28 February 2008 16:15

Further to this and this, I see, thanks to Mr Worstall, that no fewer than 72 Members of Parliament have…

Fidel: Forever In Our Hearts…

26 February 2008 18:12

Commenting on this post about Fidel Castro’s welcome retirement, a reader wrote, quoting part of my argument: “If conservatives –…

Semper Fidelis For Shame

20 February 2008 18:32

I’d actually thought Castro’s retirement would prompt more of this sort of nonsense. I guess we’re still waiting for Seumas…

The Mills of History Keep Grinding

20 February 2008 13:45

The morning after the night before: a friend emails, noting Obama’s humping great triumph in Joe McCarthy’s old state, Wisconsin…