If you research Cuba's economic data before Castro, you will find that it was one of the most advanced countries in the world in several categories. I can detail each, but I won't now. What is 'too much" private land and who decides? Castro's father was a Spaniard who went to Cuba to fight the "revels" during the war of independence against Spain. His mother was the maid. He became and attorney and drove a Cadillac around Havana. He went to Belen, one of the best private schools in Cuba and had posters of Hitler and Mussolini while in school. He was never a liberal. He was an opportunist who hoodwinked Cuba and the world and took advantage of the situation to become the King of Cuba. Cubans were literate before Castro.