How The United States Can Learn From Cuba

In 2013, my family and I traveled to Cuba, a communist society led by a dictator, Raúl Castro. In Cuba, citizens are restricted from freedom of expression, meaning that the government controls all media output and input. The government claims this is for the “public security, the integrity, the economy, independence, and national security” of Cuba (“World Report 2015: Cuba”).  Even though the government restricts … Continue reading How The United States Can Learn From Cuba



John sat at the bar. He took a long drag of his cigarette and inhaled the smoke so he felt it in his lungs. A second later, he exhaled and watched as the smoke disappear into the bar room ceiling. He let his gaze fall down back to the countertop where he discovered a startling impurity in the dark mahogany wood. In his left hand, … Continue reading John