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Unformatted text preview: elopment of the Cuban people and repressed its civil and political liberties but there is little evidence about genocidal or expansionist tendencies in Raul Castro’s government. The U.S. inclusion of Cuba in the terrorist list of the State department is seen as the world paradigm of political manipulation of a core theme of American foreign policy for domestic political reasons.¶ So, where does a policy of engagement or as critics would call it, “appeasement” fit in? In fact, appeasement shouldn’t be a bad word for U.S. policy towards Cuba since the island is a minor power with limited capacity to cause damage to U.S. national interests.¶ As Winston Churchill, the main opponent of appeasing Hitler, wrote in 1950: “The world appeasement is not popular but appeasement has its place in all policy. Make sure you put it in the right place. Appease the weak. Defy the strong”. Cuban nationalism and its sense of victimhood have never been a stronger conviction of the Cuban peopl...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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