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June 4, 1970 We entered a world of fantasy yesterday. Not the fantasy world of the Pentagon, who use B52 bombers in fighting a guerrilla war; nor the fantasy world of Vice President Agnew, in which he is right and everybody else is wrong; but the fantastic world of breakfast foods on the shelf at Stromburg’s IGA.
“I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.” This is a typical quote from the book of memoirs of the most enduring chairman of the Federal Reserve. It was an unlikely read for me. However, upon hearing an interview with Greenspan promoting the book, I was intrigued by his praise of Presidents Ford and Clinton in the same breath, as well as his obvious intellect. In the end, I found the book to be an enlightening and worthy read.
Cuba has long been associated with creative, exciting, lively dances that reveal the African and Spanish historical influences of Cuba. While anyone can “dance Cuban” in Miami or Los Angeles clubs, there is nothing more exhilarating than dancing Cuban dances to the beat of the professionals playing guiros and the maracas under the stars at the world-famous Tropicana in Habana. The Tropicana show is a Cuban-style Cirque de Soleil-type performance. After the show and a short break, the entire Tropicana stage opens up for the guests to dance into the early hours of the morning.