On Cuba in Revolution---Escape From a Lost Paradise

Russell L. Blaylock, MD
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Spring 2002
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Dear Dr. Faria,

I just finished reading your magnificent book. It is a powerful tour de force that spares no feeling on the left. It is a rare book in that it names names and calls the murderers to account, if not in a judicial sense, at least historically. From this point on, all who read your book will know who these dastardly, evil men are, and exactly the crimes they committed. That gives some satisfaction to those who have suffered and continue to suffer.

I must admit, I had to hold back the tears as I read of your family's bravery and courage in the face of Castro's totalitarian death state. I was particularly moved to tears on your recounting of you and your father's escape by sea. I know that, at least for your father, foremost in his mind were the ghosts of the 36,000 brave Cubans who lost their lives in the open sea escaping the communist island gulag. He knew the immense danger you faced and that death could come at any time. I had difficulty telling the story to others. I always had to pause and compose myself so as to prevent breaking down completely...

Your book joins the works of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Richard Wurmbrand in the history of the struggle for freedom in a mostly unfree world.

May God bless you and your family,
Russell L. Blaylock, MD
Jackson, MS

Correspondence originally published in the Medical Sentinel 2002;7(1);1. Copyright©2002 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

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