Alexander Graham Bell’s great-grandson and heir jailed for spying for Cuba

In July 17 Globe and Mail, an article entitled “U.S. State Department analyst, wife jailed for spying for Cuba,” reports:

“In a sentencing memo to the judge, prosecutors said Mr. Myers, a descendant of Bell, the inventor of the first practical telephone, was a child of wealth and privilege, attended a private boarding school in Pennsylvania and Brown University and obtained a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. ‘Kendall Myers could have been anything he wanted to be,’ they wrote. ‘He chose to be a Cuban spy.’”

These words, and the story behind them, put in glaring focus attitudes widely held by the majority of North Americans. Read the full article