Thursday, May 26, 2011

DeLong takes no prisoners

It's good to be on the right side of DeLong's wrath now and then. Look at the way he dismantles some lefty professors for trumpeting Fidel Castro. The title of the post says it all: Washed-Up, Marginal, Authoritarian, and Unappealing Leftist Watch: "Castro Did Lots of Good and Humane Things, Despite Being a Dictator; but the Bottom Line Is U.S. Hatred of Castro Had Nothing to Do with His Being a Dictator..."

My favorite part of reading Marxists try to defend real-world regimes is the way they try to cling to literacy rates as success. Talk about a moving goalpost. I don't recall anyone taking to the trenches because they thought too few of their neighbors could appreciate Horton Hears a Who!

I imagine the real reason communist regimes pushed literacy is they wanted the masses to be able to read their propaganda.

My question is, if the health care system in Cuba is such a shining star for Castro, why don't the same people celebrate America's system? After all, the World Health Organization ranks the US two slots above Cuba.

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