Just ninety miles off the U.S. coast but an ideological universe away, Cuba has long confounded and fascinated the world. Today, as we begin to consider what life after Fidel Castro might look like as his firm rule rumbles through its fourth decade, the island is at a hinge moment in its history. Now is the time to study Cuba's intricate past and contemplate its future. From the details of the infamous Revolution in 1959 to the secrets behind rolling the perfect cigar, Inside Cuba gathers for the first time some of the world's best writers and social commentators to examine the complicated and compelling history, culture, and politics of this passionate and mysterious nation. "North American thirst for Cuba is unquenchable. We've been involved with her history, her charms, and her moods since the adolescence of the United States republic. In the nineteenth century we helped her break up with Spain and encouraged her independence, and, ever since, we have resented this proud independence because we wanted her all to ourselves. The passage of time has done little to lessen either our fascination or our irritation. Inside Cuba takes a look at this tormented affair, paying particular attention to the current predicaments and their roots in history. The question that this book, as well as everybody ever touched by Cuba fever, asks is this: After Castro, what? It's the million-dollar question, and the answers are numerous and contradictory. One thing, though, is for sure: our romance with Cuba is far from over." - From the Introduction By Andrei Codrescu.Miller, John is the author of 'Inside Cuba The History, Culture, and Politics of an Outlaw Nation' with ISBN 9781569244845 and ISBN 1569244847.