Sunday, February 24, 2008

Castro and the Staggers

Peter Wilby once wrote that:

One of the earliest lessons I learned as [New Statesman] editor was that many readers regard Castro rather as Telegraph readers used to regard the late Queen Mother, and that harsh criticism of the Cuban president would lead to threats of cancelled subscriptions.


I wonder therefore whether it was brave or foolhardy of current acting editor Sue Matthias to publish in this week's edition this article by Isobel Hilton as its comment on Fidel's resignation.

Although balanced in tone, it is more negative than positive about El Comandante's legacy. So much so that it wouldn't have looked out of place in the Spectator.

1 comment:

Ben Davies said...

Please don't link to someone who has lifted our content without permission. This is the link to the Hilton article to which you refer - it's actually on our carousel on the homepage. http://www.newstatesman.com/200802210016