During Earth Day 2000 in Washington, D.C., Chase made a speech in which he stated that, "Socialism works. I think Cuba might prove that." He continued by saying, "I think it's conclusive that there have been areas where socialism has helped to keep people at least stabilized at a certain level."
- Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant, Humberto E. Fontova, 2005, page 39
- Critics Assail Castro's 'Sickening' Grip on Hollywood Celebs, Marc Morano, December 30, 2002.