The Nation Invites Readers on Trip to Cuba


Not to be outdone with The New York Times‘s recent offer of Times-sponsored travel to Iran, The Nation magazine has struck back with the following offer: a “seven-night cultural and educational exchange program” in Cuba.

“The trip is certain to offer a unique opportunity not only to visit the island, but also to experience its people, politics, culture and history in a way few ever have,” the ad states, promising to Cuba harder than any trip to Cuba has ever Cuba’d.

From a promo email we received:

While traveling under The Nation’s newly acquired license issued by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control to promote people-to-people contact, we will be led by Cuba expert and longtime Nation contributor Peter Kornbluh. A former professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University and currently the director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive at George Washington University, Kornbluh is the author of several books on Cuba, including the recently published Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Cuba…

The all-inclusive cost of this weeklong tour is $5,450/$5,850 per person (double/single occupancy) and includes round-trip chartered airfare from Tampa to Havana, seven nights at the four-star NH Capri La Habana Hotel, all transportation within Cuba, tours, seminars, lectures, guided visits to Cuba’s pre-eminent museums, private concerts, dance performances, most of your meals, and many other captivating sights and events.

Meh, maybe it’s marginally better than a Weekly Standard cruise to conservative wonderlands like Alaska? Don’t know.

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