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Posts on 03/01/21

"Crown Thy Good with Brotherhood"?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 03/01/21 8:54 am) Some 40 years ago my three young children were challenged to line up at an appointed time and sing to me one of my favorite songs: "America the Beautiful." If they all performed it flawless ...

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Did the Calvo Sotelo Assassination Sway Public Opinion towards Insurrection?

(Paul Preston, -UK, 03/01/21 4:15 am) In response to John E's question, there is no way to know exactly what the public opinion impact of the Calvo Sotelo murder was. It took place merely four days before a coup that was long in the ...

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Bariloche, Argentina: Bavaria in the Andes

(Timothy Ashby, -Spain, 03/01/21 3:47 am) A few decades ago I visited Bariloche, in the foothills of the Argentine Andes, a charmingly ersatz Bavarian village that had an influx of "Austrians" after WWII. I had a friendly conv ...

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Posts on 02/28/21

Solvang, California: Denmark of the West

(Francisco Ramirez, USA, 02/28/21 12:00 pm) John E asked about "faux" European hamlets in the US. How about Solvang in Southern California for the "Danish look"? Also for the film Sideways and the rise of Pin ...

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Shahr-e Sukhteh: Ancient City in Iranian Desert

(Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, USA, 02/28/21 3:56 am) I thought that Eugenio Battaglia would be interested in this. It was sent to me and I have no idea about the publication--nor do I speak Italian! But given how old Iran is, it would not surprise me ...

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Friday Night Entertainment: "Bolero," "The Murder of Fred Hampton"

(David Duggan, USA, 02/28/21 3:25 am) A year ago, my Friday night entertainment was to go to art gallery openings around Chicago. Up-and-coming neighborhoods like Pilsen, River West and Bridgeport were chock full of galleries and attendin ...

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Posts on 02/27/21

Certified Financial Planners and the Fiduciary Oath (from Ric Mauricio)

(John Eipper, USA, 02/27/21 7:16 am) Ric Mauricio writes: To answer John E's question, yes, CFPs are "sworn in" to having a fiduciary duty to their clients. All of the CFPs within my sphere ...

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Thoughts on Historical Causation; Henry Kissinger`s View

(Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 02/27/21 3:46 am) I would like to reiterate that my professional and personal approach reflects multi-variable analysis of causation. For John E to subsume the present topic of comparative revolutions to a dyadi ...

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Calvo Sotelo`s Assassination was an Excuse for the Insurrectionists

(Paul Preston, -UK, 02/27/21 3:24 am) In response to Francisco Wong-Díaz (February 25th), the planning for the military uprising of July 1936 began in the afternoon of 14 April 1931, the day the Second Republic was established. It ...

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