Reading Rand in Cuba

May 10th, 2013

A friend was recently boarding a flight from Toronto to Habana, Cuba, and saw someone reading “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand. My friend wisely told the Randian to chuck the book. He asked why. She replied, “that book may be deemed ideologically counter revolutionary. You may get into trouble carrying *that* book.” He chucked the book in the trash can.


I was tempted to slip a copy of Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations” in her bag, but I thought better of it.