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Vacationing with Castro

The University of Michigan is sponsoring an alumni excursion to Fidel Castro’s island prison. Stephanie Wang has the story at The College Fix:

Cuba, once a non-option for travel, is quickly gaining tourists as restrictions on visiting the country are eased. And now, The University of Michigan Alumni Center will follow in the footsteps of several other American universities and embark on an alumni trip to Cuba later this year.

But given that an oppressive government still exists in Cuba today, some are concerned about the appropriateness of the trip—and whether spending tourism dollars in a communist dictatorship is a wise idea.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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