Charlie Crist on Cuba Policy

Monday, May 24, 2010

P.S. During the interview, Sun Sentinel editor Earl Maucker insisted upon the supposed "hypocrisy" of the U.S. having normal relations with totalitarian regimes that are "as bad or worse" than Cuba.

However, he failed to give any examples. That's perhaps because Mr. Maucker is confused as to what a totalitarian regime is.

An authoritarian regime is one in which a single entity monopolizes political power. However, a totalitarian regime does much more. It attempts to control virtually every aspect of social and private life including the economy, education, art and science.

Aside from Cuba, the world's other prominent totalitarian regimes are North Korea and Burma.

Mr. Maucker is apparently unaware that the U.S. doesn't have normal relations with either.