Every now and then, amid all the spam and junk from angry partisans and lunatics, there comes a thoughtful email from a reader that makes a reporter just happy he's doing his job. So I reached out to the sender (a 23-year-old Miami Republican who votes the party line) and decided to just post his study and his entire note (plus my added hypertext) below:
My name is Andrew N. Estevez, I just graduated in 2013 from the University of Miami with a Master's in International Business Administration. Your article on the front pages of the Friday Herald really struck a chord with me; not only because I am born of Cuban parents and have a Venezuelan girlfriend who passionately participates in all the Miami rallies for change in Venezuela, but also because, in my final semester at UM, I wrote a research paper analyzing the ineffectiveness of the United States' embargo on Cuba.
My paper is entitled Insanity. On the second page there is a quote from Albert Einstein that reads:
"Insanity - doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."