Stephen Gowans writes:
- Neil Clark, British journalist, blogger and self-described paleo-lefty, has joined the unctuous club of “progressive” Cuba-bashers, by writing a screed against “Castro’s Cuba” that repeats hoary right-wing myths about the socialist country and adds some of Clark’s own.
In a 20th February 2008 article published in the Spectator, Clark launches a broadside against Cuban socialism with sneeringly ironical references to a “left-wing Utopia” and “socialist paradise” – the stock-in-trade phrases once favored by anti-communists, both of the paleo-lefty variety who eked out livings writing for “democratic left” publications financed by the CIA, and the unabashedly pro-capitalist editorial writers at the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.
Contact, References and Resources
- Neil Clark, Castro's Cuba was no place for a socialist like me, Spectator, 20 February 2008. (And what is a "socialist" like Clark doing by writing for the Spectator?)
- Stephen Gowans, Neil Clark, Progressive Cuba Basher, What's Left, 24 February 2008.