Recent debates over what to do about Cuba remain afflicted by myths, many going back to the origins of the Castros’ Communist regime. There have generally been two conflicting accounts of how this regime was established and its relation to
Alan J. Levine is a retired teacher of history, who worked at Borough of Manhattan Community College. He is the author of a dozen books, mostly about World War II and the Cold War. He has also authored Race Relations within Western Expansion (Praeger 1996). His most recent books are After Sputnik and The Soviets' Greatest Gambit—the Cuban Missile Crisis.