Fidel Knew the ‘Cuban Model’ Couldn’t Last Forever

Fidel Knew the 'Cuban Model' Couldn't Last Forever

If these were ordinary times, I might argue that the death of Fidel Castro, the revolutionary who brought the world to the brink of nuclear annihilation, the dictator who outlasted 10 U.S. presidents and nearly outlasted an 11th, marks the symbolic end not only of the Cold War but of the 20th century itself. But these are not ordinary times, and I suspect that El Commandante, if he was in command of any of his faculties in his final months, was watching the machinations and manipulations of Vladimir Putin, the ex-KGB man and current dictator of Russia, with some wonder, and more than a little envy.

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