Wednesday, September 03, 2003Libraries in Cuba
The Kansas City Star has in intriguing story about a Cuban refugee who was forced to flee the country after trying to start an independent library.
Here was, to me, the sad part:
Cuban authorities, not surprisingly, saw Colas' efforts on the island as a counterrevolutionary ploy that enjoyed covert U.S. backing.
What? Why, exactly, did our government deny involvement? Either our government has actually refused to help these brave people, or it doesn't want to be associated with them. In either case, I'm ashamed. Ideas are one of the most powerful things in the world. Our government should be helping these people and it shouldn't make any apologies for doing so.