Cuba: Past, Present, and Future with Helen Yaffe


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Christian and Connor sit down with Helen Yaffe to discuss her book We Are Cuba. We talked about the history and political economy of revolutionary Cuba before and after the post-Soviet period. Some of topics we touched on were the nature of democracy on the island, the relationship of Cuba to the United States, and how Cuba has dealt with the pandemic and coming crisis of climate change.

Other resources mentioned:

Emily Morris - Unexpected Cuba

The documentary Cuba & COVID 19 Public Health, Science and Solidarity and Helen's article on Cuban vaccines.

Piero Gleijeses' work on Cuba, in particular Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976–1991 and Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington and Africa, 1959–1976.

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