Sage, Ink: Castro, Trump, and the Hair Club for Dictators ...

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

As Obama meets with Cuba’s President Raul Castro, here’s a look back at a cartoon from 2006, on Castro’s imagined preparations for assuming power from his brother Fidel. (Of course, in 2016, it’s here in America that a dramatically coiffed figure with authoritarian leanings is angling to assume power … )