(Timothy Brown, USA, 01/18/19 4:31 am)
Gary Moore's reference to the Nicaraguan Contras reminds me of a question I'd like to ask my fellow WAISers:
I served more than a decade in Central America (Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salv
(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 01/18/19 4:10 am)
After a heavy dose of philosophy from some heavy hitters like Kafka, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and a bunch of atheists, I am seriously thinking about a second edition for my book God for Athe
(John Eipper, USA, 01/18/19 3:11 am)
Gary Moore writes:
Thanks to Bert Westbrook (January 17th) for his insightful confirmation
of my "Simple Media Narratives" post.
As a journali
(David Duggan, USA, 01/17/19 9:41 am)
Lewis Burwell Puller Jr., the son of "Chesty" Puller, the most decorated Marine in history, after being severely wounded in Vietnam as a Marine officer, finished law school, became a la
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/17/19 6:05 am)
Let us remember Jan Palach, who on January 19th, 1969 immolated himself in protest against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
However instead of committing suicide, I would have preferred t
(Nigel Jones, UK, 01/17/19 4:39 am)
Paul Pitlick's post on the history of the Sudeten Germans (January 16th) is completely correct, except that his figure of 16,000 deaths during their forced expulsion after 1945 is probably too lo
(David A. Westbrook, USA, 01/17/19 3:55 am)
Within 24 hours I happened to read Gary Moore's thoughtful post (January 15th) and an old essay by my friend Jim Faubion, a philosopher and anthropologist at Rice.
Faubion remarked that on
(Paul Pitlick, USA, 01/16/19 1:14 pm)
JE's comment to Eugenio Battaglia's post of January 15th brings to mind a question I've been wondering about. It's a simple question, but some background is required.
(John Eipper, USA, 01/16/19 3:36 am)
Ric Mauricio writes:
John E asked about Taiwanese investment in the PRC. I found this: "Since the 1980s, Taiwanese companies have been investing heavi
(Henry Levin, USA, 01/16/19 3:04 am)
For those who have access to the Economist, January 12, there is an long article starting on p. 68 called "Chinese Science: The Great Experiment."
It lauds Chines