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[Cuba, Yes? describes Caute's] guided tour through Havana and the provinces. He unravels a good tale. The narrative is enhanced by the author's lengthy observations on historic and contemporary Cuba and by his debates with Cuban guides—which he almost always lost. Caute is cognizant of the innate superiority complex...

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[Cuba, Yes? describes Caute's] guided tour through Havana and the provinces. He unravels a good tale. The narrative is enhanced by the author's lengthy observations on historic and contemporary Cuba and by his debates with Cuban guides—which he almost always lost. Caute is cognizant of the innate superiority complex which some Europeans and North Americans exhibit when they visit less economically fortunate countries, and as a consequence he tries to suppress his initial negative image of Cuba. Although the author evidences critical sympathy for Cuba, the reader is left with the impression that Caute prefers capitalist variety to socialist predictability.

A review of "Cuba, Yes?" in Choice (copyright © 1975 by American Library Association; reprinted by permission of the American Library Association), Vol. 12, No. 2, April, 1975, p. 282.

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