Last June we participated in a conference of North American and Cuban philosophers on "Human Being and Social Progress," in Havana. As you know, the United States blockades both trade and travel to Cuba. Tourists are not permitted to go there to see for themselves what is happening. The major exceptions under U.S. rules are journalists and professionals for research or professional meetings. As a result of this blockade, there is much misinformation about Cuba in this country. It is pictured as a police state and Fidel as the last of the "hardline" Communists. (Discussion by Clifford DuRand, Philip Eden, Patricia Mills, Bertell Ollman, Frank and Thompson.)
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