I will be posting something shortly focusing on Ernest Hemingway’s home in Havana, Cuba and the wrong-headed U.S. restrictions on and penalties against Americans helping to try and preserve Hemingway’s 21-year home, Finca Vigia, and the many books, memos, and other belongings there that are important to Cubans, Americans, and many around the world.
But in another Hemingway dimension, a close friend just posted a YouTube video of himself running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. (here is a higher resolution version of the film)
I did the same with him two years ago, but he got expelled from the course for having a camera. This time, he somehow mounted a small camera on his head and got away with it.
Despite popularizing the run along the ancient, cobble stone streets of Pamplona — and the bull fights after (not my thing) — Hemingway seems never to have actually done the run himself.
Hope you enjoy the video and when watching it think of Hemingway and the “public commons” that culture is; it is something that no nation — including the United States government — should be able to cut off access to or restrict financially supporting.
In fact, cutting off funding from supporting preservation of Hemingway’s library and notes sounds a lot like cutting off a constitutional right to free speech.
— Steve Clemons