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Where medicine fails.
Strauss, Anselm L., compiler.
Second edition.
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New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Books; distributed by Dutton [New York], [1973]
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256 pages ; 21 cm.
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"Essays ... originally appeared in Transaction/Society magazine."

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Forty-six essays, presented by avowedly anti-Castro editors and gathered mostly from US journals and books of the past couple decades, are organized into five sections devoted to the history, economy, society, military, and polity of Cuba. Some of the specific topics treated include: Cuban and Soviet relations; decentralization, local government, and participation; economic policies and strategies for the 1990s; the politics of sports; political and military relations; and forecasting institutional changes after Castro. In addition, two appendices present a chronology of the Cuban revolution from 1959 to 1998 and biographical essays on 19 revolutionary leaders. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Table of Contents

Irving Louis Horowitz and Jaime SuchlickiHugh ThomasRoberto Luque EscalonaNelson AmaroMarta San Martin and Ramon L. BonacheaAlan H. LuxenbergJames G. Blight and Joseph S. Nye, Jr. and David A. WelchLuis E. AguilarRobert A. PackenhamTad SzulcCarmelo Mesa-LagoJorge Salazar-CarrilloRamon C. Barquin IIIJorge F. Perez-LopezSergio Diaz-BriquetsSergio G. RocaAntonio Jorge and Robert David CruzArchibald R.M. RitterEusebio Mujal-LeonBenigno E. AguirreEnrique A. BaloyraJulie Marie BunckLuis P. SalasJohn D. HarbronTim GoldenArch PuddingtonJulie Marie BunckSilvia PedrazaPhyllis Greene WalkerRhoda RabkinIrving Louis HorowitzLeon GourePamela FalkJose F. AlonsoJuan M. del AguilaJorge I. DominguezJaime SuchlickiMichael RaduMark FalcoffEdward GonzalezCarlos Alberto MontanerHoward J. WiardaPamela S. FalkJaime SuchlickiJosep M. ColomerErnesto F. BetancourtIrving Louis Horowitz
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xv
Part 1 History
1. Cuba: The United States and Batista, 1952-1958p. 3
2. The Sierra and the Plainsp. 13
3. Decentralization, Local Government, and Participation in Cubap. 30
4. Guerrillas at Warp. 44
5. Eisenhower, Castro, and the Sovietsp. 68
6. The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisitedp. 94
7. Immutable Proclamations and Unintended Consequencesp. 111
8. Cuba and the Soviet Union: What Kind of Dependency?p. 130
9. Fidelismo: The Unfulfilled Ideologyp. 162
Part 2 Economy
10. Cuba's Economic Policies and Strategies for the 1990sp. 177
11. The Cuban Economy as Seen Through Its Trading Partnersp. 204
12. The Castro Regime Under the Bretton Woods Systemp. 212
13. Cuba's Socialist Economy: The Mid-1990sp. 225
14. Labor Force and Education in Cubap. 257
15. Managing State Enterprises in Cubap. 275
16. Foreign Investment Opportunities in Cuba: Evaluating the Risksp. 299
17. Challenges and Policy Imperatives to the Economyp. 314
Part 3 Society
18. Higher Education and the Institutionalized Regimep. 343
19. The Conventionalization of Collective Behaviorp. 365
20. Political Control and Cuban Youthp. 392
21. Women's Rights and the Cuban Revolutionp. 406
22. Juvenile Delinquency in Post-Revolutionary Cubap. 427
23. Journalism and Propaganda in the New Cubap. 446
24. Health Care in Cubap. 460
25. Revolutionary Defense Committeesp. 465
26. The Politics of Sports in Revolutionary Cubap. 475
27. Cuba's Refugees: Manifold Migrationsp. 496
Part 4 Military
28. Political-Military Relations from 1959 to the Presentp. 521
29. Human Rights and Military Rule in Cubap. 545
30. Military Origin and Evolution of the Cuban Revolutionp. 566
31. "War of all the People": Cuba's Military Doctrinesp. 596
32. Political and Military Elitesp. 620
33. The Ochoa Affair and Its Aftermathp. 626
34. The Cuban Armed Forces: Changing Roles, Continued Loyaltiesp. 664
Part 5 Polity
35. Why the Cuban Regime Has Not Fallenp. 680
36. Cuba: Without Subsidiesp. 688
37. Cuba's Transition: Institutional Lessons from Eastern Europep. 697
38. Cuba and the United States: Back to the Beginningp. 719
39. Actors, Models, and Endgamesp. 741
40. The Cuban Revolution and Its Acolytesp. 752
41. Crises of the Castro Regimep. 763
42. The U.S.-Cuba Agenda: Opportunity or Stalematep. 781
43. Cuba Beyond Castrop. 790
44. After Fidel, What?: Forecasting Institutional Changes in Cubap. 797
45. Castro's Legacyp. 813
46. Political Pilgrimage and the End of Ideologyp. 824
47. Chronology of the Cuban Revolution: 1959-1998p. 837
48. Current and Past Revolutionary Leadersp. 871
Contributorsp. 887