"Cuba's extraordinary culture is a glorious byproduct of a society that is still pitifully short on the distractions of choice and prosperity"
- Salsa existed in Cuba long before Castro got in, and exists in many parts of latin America.
- The ballet only exists because the state funds it and people see it as a way out of poverty (despite being unproductive culture).
- You take a beautiful palace and put a fucking factory in it? Well, that's a great advert for misusing resources.
- A lot of cigar afficiandos don't actually rate Cuban cigars as much better than what you get elsewhere.