Quote of the Day: U.S. Must Not Accept a Hybrid Regime in Cuba

Sunday, October 25, 2015
We have to persuade people in the U.S. and elsewhere not to accept a hybrid regime in Cuba as an acceptable alternative to dictatorship. Competitive authoritarianism is arguably marginally better than a full-blown dictatorship, but it’s not democracy, and if democratic leaders in the United States, Europe, and Latin America appear to embrace it, they’re going to betray the Cuban people and undermine the moral and political case for democracy.
-- Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), remarks marking the 25th anniversary of the Cuban Democratic Directorate, 10/25/15