About the Cuban press
Carr is the co-author with Avi Chomsky of The Cuba Reader: History, Politics, Culture. He is a regular visitor to Cuba. Our views on Fidel Castro differ markedly, which is fine. We live in a democracy and everyone is entitled to their views. I just wish Cubans inside the island had the same rights.
During the discussion, Carr was asked just how popular did he think Castro was among ordinary Cubans. His response was spot on: No one really knows. Referring to the Cuban media, which is entirely controlled by the regime, Carr added: “I think even its staunchest admirers, and there are very few of them, wouldn’t say very much about the Cuban press.”
Anyway, you can hear the entire discussion by going to the Radio National website here.