As an SFU professor emeritus in political science, Maurice Halperin taught at the University and Havana in the aftermath of the Cuban revolution. He writes about the decline of Cuban society under Castro in his book, Return To Havana (Vanderbilt University Press, 1994). An expression of disillusionment and fatalism, the book is based on an account of Halperin's visit in 1989. He found "the popular mood one o"any young Cuban, or even older ones, prepared to die for socialism."

[BCBW 2010]