(Jordi Molins, Spain, 01/17/20 10:53 am)
Last night, some burglars entered into the office of Gonzalo Boye, the lawyer of Catalan President Puigdemont. Surprisingly, they did not steal anything (not even a 20-euro note on top of a desk), but
(A. J. Cave, USA, 01/17/20 3:26 am)
There was a panel discussion at Stanford last Friday, January 10, about the assassination of Soleimani. It was
co-sponsored by the Program in Iranian Studies, Freeman Spogli Institute for Inte
(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 01/17/20 3:16 am)
John E commented on my last post (January 15th), "I remain agnostic on the Catalonia independence question, but I do see some merit in Jordi Molins's victimization arguments."
(Timothy Ashby, Spain, 01/16/20 10:03 am)
Ain't etymology a hoot!
In my research delving deeply into the Tudor era, I have been amused to discover many words that I had assumed were modern but were actually in use nearly half a mill
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/16/20 4:47 am)
I apologize for breaching the WAIS moratorium on the Spanish Civil War, but the following is a different perspective: the experience of Savonese in the conflict.
My historian friend Antonio Mar
(A. J. Cave, USA, 01/16/20 4:05 am)
I can't think of any writer worth her salt who doesn't love word play.
To answer JE's question, "bamboozle" is indeed not a Persian word. It's a hook. In principle, th
(A. J. Cave, USA, 01/15/20 5:02 pm)
A response to David Duggan (January 14th) on my English:
Admittedly it is awful and gets worse when I write quickly. And there's also that tug of war between various helpful spellchecks offe
(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 01/15/20 4:38 am)
It is difficult to remain indifferent to Jordi Molins's posts about Spain's alleged victimization of Catalonia.
On January 13th, Jordi wrote of Madrid's supposed conspi
(Jordi Molins, Spain, 01/15/20 3:32 am)
John Eipper asked: "Couldn't an argument be made that Madrid is trying, however imperfectly, to even out the wealth throughout the nation? (...) How do you define a central government's
(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 01/15/20 3:19 am)
In contrary to what John E wrote, the reports are not that the Soleimani assassination was a spur-of-the-moment decision. Apparently it was ordered seven months ago. See: