It's hard to find an unambiguous truth in a documentary obviously slanted in favor of Fidel Castro. But hearing Cuba's leader speak, noting his keen sense of humor and realizing his deftness at surviving while the superpowers battle it out over his head, I canít help but admiring the guy. He's that rare type of dictator: the one genuinely loved by his people, and not too much in love with himself. (Cuba's not full of huge statues of Fidel, nor is his picture in every home.) And he seems loyal to his people, even inviting the pope to his country.

Posted by cronopio at 01:49 AM, March 09, 2003