Face Of U.S. Embargo Most American scientists know little about Cuba, except as a principal in a conflict with their country, and they seldom think of the American economic embargo or its effects upon ordinary Cubans.
Most Cuban scientists seldom think of anything but this embargo.
After I set aside Americans' divergent views of Cuba's Castro, Castro's government, and the two governments' adventures, what came into my sight as a visiting scientist in Havana last autumn was the remarkable citizens of Cuba and their meager lives during this time of embargo, hardship, and privation.
To Cubans, this embargo and the hostility between their country and the United States ought to be handed over to history. In their opinion, there seems to be no reason for this embargo to stand today, if there ever was. It seems deeply irrational to them that the anger persists between the two governments. Cuban scientists...