Fidel Castro makes the newspapers today; yet again. At the age of 85 he has released a memoir of his life which is approx. 1,000 pages long that of course could be the first of 20 or 30 volumes though. He launched the work at a 6 hour conference where observers described him as animated and very sharp; his grasp of world events was apparently comprehensive and formidable. What can you say about the man? people will be fighting in queues to get hold of the book and his enemies will be fighting their way to the head of those queues. I am reminded of a delegation that gave Fidel a pet it was a South Sea turtle with a life span of a hundred years and he turned it down saying "that's the trouble with pets, you become fond of them and then they die on you" or was that American Presidents he was talking about?