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Posts on 09/29/16

I Tried to Enlist for Vietnam

(Joe Listo, Brazil, 09/29/16 1:03 pm) As JE mentioned, I did try to enlist for a tour in Vietnam when I turned eighteen, obviously against my parents' strong advice not to get involved. It didn't stop me. Already disgusted with th ...

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Trump Through Russian Eyes: Nina Khruscheva

(Henry Levin, USA, 09/29/16 5:19 am) Nina Khruscheva has written a very provocative and interesting column on "Trump Through Russian Eyes." I think it should be made available to all WAISers. Read more

New Biography of Hitler

(Leo Goldberger, USA, 09/29/16 4:01 am) While I may indeed be "preaching to the choir," but I just read the review in the September 28th New York Times which made a strong impression on me. The review is of the latest Hit ...

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Vietnam Veterans and Anti-War Protesters Together: A Proposal for WAIS `17

(Michael Sullivan, USA, 09/29/16 3:35 am) After reading Robert Gibbs' and Patrick Mears' postings of September 29th, I am curious to see how many WAISers served in the Vietnam War or actively protested the war, as they would have to b ...

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Veterans of All Nations Deserve Respect

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/29/16 3:23 am) I'd like to convey to Robert Gibbs (28 September) all my comprehension for the nightmare he had to suffer at home and abroad. Insulting a veteran is very cowardly. By the way in 1919, Fascis ...

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Posts on 09/28/16

Venezuelan Schoolchildren Fainting from Lack of Food

(Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 09/28/16 4:08 pm) This is only the most recent reason for my disdain of Socialist/Marxist armchair pontification: Hungry children. The "New Class" (see Djilas's book) in these countries do not have ...

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Anti-Vietnam Protests; Response to Robert Gibbs

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 09/28/16 11:45 am) This is just a quick response to Robert Gibbs' note of September 28th, which I just read. When protesting against the Vietnam War, I never performed a violent, destructive or a directly co ...

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Anti-Vietnam Protests from a Veteran`s Perspective

(Robert Gibbs, USA, 09/28/16 4:37 am) First of all, I want to apologize for the unavoidable delay in this posting and one to follow. The delay is solely due to my hospitalization and later some really serious pharmaceuticals. Also, I wa ...

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Defining Socialism

(Carmen Negrin, France, 09/28/16 4:33 am) As John E mentions and as we mention, I thank Nigel Jones for his comments of 26 September, since he indeed confirms what we said about different measures taken from socialist ideas. As for the ...

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Why are Marxism, Communism, Maoism Unworkable? From Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 09/28/16 3:54 am) Ric Mauricio writes: "Salus populi supremo lex esto." --Cicero Oh, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Not everyone knows Latin. Translated, it means "The good of t ...

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