I think very highly of Michael J. Totten’s work, as I’ve mentioned before. He’s planning a project to visit North Korea, Cuba, China, Laos, and Vietnam to see what things are like in those countries. Phase One is to visit Cuba, and he’s put up a Kickstarter project to obtain funding. I passed on the opportunity to help fund his recent fictional work, but I’m seriously considering contributing to this one. His on-the-ground journalism is always interesting, always enlightening. No journalist can be completely impartial, and I don’t think he pretends to be, but his perspectives are seldom one-sided, and he regularly challenges himself to look deeper.
And I’ll admit I don’t know much about Cuba, past or present. I should know more than I do.