Anybody who undertakes to publish anything these days on any aspect of post- revolutionary Cuba is bound to step on somebody's toes, and anyone proposing to be serious, objective, and thorough is certain to step on almost everybody's before he is done. This study is completely serious, objective beyond all doubt, and as thorough as funds, time, and sources could possibly permit. The subject is the internal progress, or lack of it, on all fronts in Cuba since 1959. The authors, a quartet of British and Chilean economists, found that most high-level Cuban cooperation was withdrawn from them at the last minute, and had to seek their facts first-hand in the farms, schools, and factories--a circumstance with at least as many advantages in it as drawbacks. Mr. Seers has provided an excellent broad introduction to the recent history and general economy of the country, while Max Nolff, Andres Bianchi, and Arthur Richard olly have delved into industry, agriculture, and education, respectively. What is really going on in Cuba today, and what can be expected there in the future, are questions of the greatest worldwide significance. This book offers the first solid asis for answers to them. What is more, it is readable as few economic treatises ever are.