Despite living for so long on an island so small, I never met Oscar Espinosa Chepe in person. It would have been an honor and an opportunity for me, mostly after discovering him in one of his incisive articles for the late magazine Encuentro during a night of insomnia on a plane in route to Madrid.
Since then, I have read him faithfully. And every time, the acumen of the analyst and the consistency of the democrat, but most of all the integrity of the intellectual, have gratified me. Despite spending several years in prison for doing nothing other than thinking well and differently, Chepe never allowed his emotions to overcome his professionalism. And, this makes him one of those intellectual figures called to be enduring. And for that, we will continue reading him for a long time for the good of the prosperous, equitable and democratic that he advocated.
Dr. Haroldo Dilla Alfonso, Sociologist and Historian
Translated by Ernesto Ariel Suarez