Fifty years after the break in relations, while Cuba is still ruled by a male, white, militaristic, totalitarian gerontocracy, Barack Obama is the president of the United States and Hillary Clinton the secretary of state. Which of my two countries is the revolutionary one?
--Roberto González Echevarria in the New York Times. He left Cuba as a teenager and is now a professor at Yale. It's been 50 years since President Eisenhower broke diplomatic relations just before leaving office.