- Hardcover: 212 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (February 23, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449076564
- ISBN-13: 978-1449076566
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,395,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Manana in Cuba: The Legacy of Castroism and Transitional Challenges for Cuba Hardcover – February 23, 2010
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It is impossible to simplify the central issues of fixing up a disintegrating country destroyed by the incompetent and monstrous hand of presumed fanatics turned dictators and finally turned into common delinquents; simplification is a must, because the byzantine practices of the regime are such that no one knows or can decipher what their future plans will bring. Moreover, few can fully comprehend what has happened in Cuba at all; it is Kafkian!
But Azel, thinking out of the box, finds ways to hypothesize how to fix the almost unfixable, how to straighten the crooked ... leaving the reader with a unique sense of hope for the future of Cuba.
Azel has the rigorous training of a scholar and businessman searching for answers and what is most important, asking the right questions. He of course brings a much needed American corporate and executive pragmatic sense to bear in suggesting possible solutions to the problems and quandaries facing the island nation. What a relief after so many journalists, US State Department experts and cubanologos have been thinking and writing from "inside the box."
Mañana in Cuba is an intelligent, well-thought out, fresh approach to tired old problems, an eminently enjoyable and profound read. Mañana in Cuba is the most lucid and likely timeless analysis that is available today.
Raúl Chao, PhD
Miami, June 25, 2011
This book first delves into the current state of Cuba's society, a decimated society that lacks any respect for the rule of law. It's a society many have suggested cannot be compatible with democracy. Consequently, many scholars propose the solution of education to change society, noting that this would take generations and then pose various economic and political solutions to Cuba's problems, without actually noting how one can possibly get to that point with a broken civil society. This frequently leaves readers feeling as though there is little to no hope for Cuba's future.
This book is invaluable in that it provides plausible ways in which to work with the current disposition of the Cuban people, bridging the gap between idealistic goals and a workable solution. It seeks ways in which the Cuban people can be "nudged" to support democracy and freedom to its fullest. After reading "Mañana in Cuba," one can use this theoretical framework to look a various social issues not only in Cuba, but in other transitioning countries and even in the U.S.
This book provides hope for what many had viewed as a lost cause. I highly recommend it.