Why Cuba's living nostalgia reminds me of U.S. real estate

With modernization comes convenience, progress, and lost culture of the past

HAVANA, CUBA — For me and for many U.S. visitors, Cuba presents a quandary. Standing still for 58 years without the benefits nor the downsides of modernism, the iconic island seems broken and messy, but it is also a rest from excessive consumption and our digital looniness.