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Posts on 08/12/20

Leyenda Negra

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/12/20 1:21 pm) About the treatment of the Native Americans by Spain, first of all, we have to forget the "Leyenda Negra" (can we still use this name or shall we call it the Leyenda Colorada or Read more

Genocide and Simple Hatred: Col. John Chivington (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 08/12/20 4:41 am) Gary Moore writes: Timothy Ashby is right (August 11th) about the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre of Cheyenne in Colorado by John Chivington's militia not being genocide, ...

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Globalization and Its Precursors: The Manila Galleon

(Silvia Ribelles de la Vega, USA, 08/12/20 3:56 am) I hope this email finds you well, ready for the return to campus. I have read the article that Leo Goldberger graciously shared (August 10th) and I found it very interesting, but so depressing. ...

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Posts on 08/11/20

US: Hegemon or Failed State?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/11/20 11:25 am) I thank Leo Goldberger for sharing Aris Roussinos's essay on what is going on in the macro-world today. There is nothing wrong with the essay.  I agree with the author's statements. ...

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Disease and the Decimation of Native Peoples

(Henry Levin, USA, 08/11/20 5:03 am) Enrique Torner (August 9th) did not mention that most Native Americans were killed by European diseases for which they had no immunological resistance or history, especially smallpox. I have perused ...

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Columbus, Genocide, and "Cancel Culture"

(Timothy Ashby, Spain, 08/11/20 4:24 am) While an outrageous crime against humanity, I´m not sure that the Sand Creek Massacre (see Enrique Torner, August 9th) would meet the definition of genocide as defined by Dr. Adrian Gallagher, w ...

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Lockdown Follies: Sports in the Covid-19 Era

(David Duggan, USA, 08/11/20 3:54 am) Five months after the lockdown, two-and-a-half months into the unceasing violence in our nation's cities, and three weeks after the re-commencement of team sports on this continent, there is at la ...

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Posts on 08/10/20

Gary Moore Reflects on Jungle Rot

(John Eipper, USA, 08/10/20 6:20 am) Gary Moore writes: Richard Hancock's fine narrative style (August 9) kept me reading every word of his valuable reminiscence about serving in the Pacific in World ...

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Erdogan`s Imperial Ambitions; on Constitutional Nationalism

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/10/20 4:46 am) In his August 6th post, Cameron Sawyer makes a strong condemnation of the nation-state, but I do not understand what the alternative might be. Probably it is the state based on the concept of &q ...

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Has Covid Exposed the US as a "Failed State"? Aris Roussinos in "Unherd"

(Leo Goldberger, USA, 08/10/20 3:31 am) A colleague of mine received the essay below from a friend of his (a member of the House of Lords in England). It is obviously a most shocking and depressing assessment of our political situation, a ...

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