A Great Betrayal

Times Literary Supplement, May 2000

5 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2006

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Kenneth Anderson

American University - Washington College of Law


This commentary in the Times Literary Supplement concerned the case of the Cuban refugee boy Elian Gonzalez, and argued that the Clinton administration was right in concluding that, in the case of a six year old child, his father was the competent person to determine whether he should remain in the United States or return to Cuba. It argued that American conservatives betrayed the fundamental principle of parental rights over the upbringing of their children to which conservatives generally attach themselves.

Keywords: Elian Gonzalez, Cuba, Castro, refugee, parental rights, child custody

JEL Classification: K10, K19

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Kenneth, A Great Betrayal. Times Literary Supplement, May 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=935775

Kenneth Anderson (Contact Author)

American University - Washington College of Law ( email )

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