But that so much of the left stops there is, in my view, troubling. While other left-wing movements since have won power democratically in Latin America, Cuba remains a dictatorship. It is a dictatorship. Socialism without democracy, as I wrote yesterday when I caused offence, isn’t socialism. It’s paternalism with prisons and persecution. Socialism means socialising wealth and power — but how can power be socialised if it’s concentrated in the hands of an unaccountable elite?