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I suppose that I should show respect for someone who just died, especially someone of gigantic achievements who seems to have been pretty harmless for the past several years.

But I can’t do it. Castro was a tyrant who suppressed his people’s freedoms.

You can say that powerful forces drove him to do it. You can say that he did some good things for his people.

None of that changes how he clamped down on freedom of expression and other human rights. He was a dictator, and I have a hard time showing respect for dictators.

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