Out of the Humidor
From the Print Edition:
Groucho Marx, Spring 93
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I am a student at the University of Montana, and I enjoy a good cigar from time to time. Ever since I first read your article in the February 1992 issue of The Wine Spectator I have wanted to get my hands on a Cuban cigar. The article that you wrote was very intriguing. It has made me want to buy your magazine and it also made me want to do something about the embargo on Cuban cigars. I think it is an atrocity that I can't get a Cuban cigar in this country. To me, this embargo is dated, because the cold war is over.
I would like to know if there is a list of congressmen who are interested in the cause of lifting the embargo, so I can write to them. I think it is an important issue that needs to be put to a vote--for myself and all other readers of this magazine--so that someday we as cigar smokers can have the pleasure of smoking a beautiful Havana cigar without having to go abroad to do so. Hopefully, with the support from all the readers of this magazine, we can accomplish the task of getting the embargo on Cuba lifted.
Political Science Major
University of Montana
Editor's Response: I don't understand the justification for continuing the Cuban embargo either. We do business with all our former enemies and adversaries. It seems to me that in the days of a "New World Order," the U.S. government should be finding other ways to influence Castro's decisions. In fact, the American hard-line plays right into Castro's hands by making us the scapegoats for all his internal problems. By all means, write your Congressmen, your local newspaper editors or anybody who has a voice and can exert some Pressure on Washington and our new president Bill Clinton.
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What kind of cigars does David Letterman smoke?
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