By K. Bolender
For greater than 50 years America's unrelenting hostility towards the Cuban Revolution has ended in the advance of a siege mentality between island management and its voters. In a colourful new examine Cuban-American relatives, Keith Bolender analyzes the consequences this has had on fiscal, cultural, and political life.
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Additional resources for Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, the Revolution and Its People
145 Zero tolerance for criticism of almost any kind while under siege made easy fodder for critics who condemn the revolution for these faults and constraints, ensuring no examination of what if any portion American policy commands. 148 Little then is needed for society to close on itself, to lapse into lethargy; its ability to articulate deficiencies lost in the unrecognized acceptance of the debilitating condition. * * * The United States has become a more fractious culture as a result of the attacks of 9/11.
Past administrations have utilized it to varying degrees, with certain presidents actively involved in tightening the screws—Eisenhower, Kennedy, Reagan, and Bush Jr. On the other side Jimmy Carter was singular in his desire to move toward rapprochement, while Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Bush Sr. were more circumspect, vacillating between rapprochement and punishment. Cuban policy was often put on the backburners by the various administrations, most noticeably in the 1970s even while siege policy remained.
Thousands of those who have escaped the siege, landing in the country that enforces the siege, return back to the besieged with money and goods designed to lessen the negative impact of the siege. The besiegers have actually had a foothold in the encircled land, Guantánamo Bay, for more than 100 years. The siege has characteristics of most things Cuban since the revolution: complicated, complex, and difficult to fully comprehend, yet with even a cursory observation it is possible to bring credence to both sides of the issue—the effect American hostility has or has not on Cuban society.
Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, the Revolution and Its People by K. Bolender