If in the late 40′s an unlucky SF writer had submitted a story to Astounding about some Cuban communists armed with atomic rockets threatening the US it would had been rejected for sure.
John W. Cambell Jr.- ‘’Atomic rockets? Cuba? Are you out of your mind?’’
Writer- ‘’It is set in the future, fifteen years…”’
John W. Campbell- ’’Not MY future!’’
Then they would had gone for coffee at the printing plant basement cafeteria.