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Posts on 02/24/20

Priests During the Spanish Civil War, and a Word on the Rojos

(Enrique Torner, USA, 02/24/20 3:41 am) I would like to address in this post several comments and questions addressed in recent WAIS comments on Francoism. First all, I would like to thank Carmen Negrín (February 19th) for sha ...

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An Open Letter to Xi Jinping: Give the People Free Speech

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 02/24/20 3:14 am) Xu Zhiyong, the Chinese dissident who called Xi Jinping "not very smart" and called for him to resign, has been arrested. Xu's remarks came at a time of increasing calls for freedo ...

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The Great Hockey Game of 1980--High Over the Northern Pacific

(Michael Sullivan, USA, 02/24/20 2:55 am) Speaking of the American Olympic hockey team's upset victory over the Russians in the Olympic Games in 1980, it was a world-newsworthy event.  I may have shared this anecdote years ago on WAI ...

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Posts on 02/23/20

Some Recent Archival Discoveries

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 02/23/20 10:02 am) In reply to John Eipper's latest query, I'm sharing a couple of my archival discoveries: I don't know or I haven't found any book dealing with the fact that the chief of the Repu ...

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How Reliable are Primary Sources?

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 02/23/20 8:43 am) Ángel Viñas's toiling in the archives obviously deserves every praise and yes (answering JE's query in his 22 February comment on Ángel's post), there's a lot of n ...

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The Great Hockey Game of 1980; Nixon Rides Again

(David Duggan, USA, 02/23/20 4:56 am) Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the US Olympic hockey team's 4-3 victory over the USSR at the Lake Placid Cold War Olympics. It is also the first weekend in eight years that former Illinois ...

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Stepping on the Constitution, and a Siqueiros Mural

(Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 02/23/20 4:05 am) As usual, I enjoyed Tor Guimaraes's posting (February 22nd), as well as his concern about the current political situation in the US, due to the unpredictable behavior of the president. Pleas ...

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Posts on 02/22/20

Is the US Military Loyal to the Constitution, or to Trump?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/22/20 4:22 am) I have two questions for the highly respected retired military leaders on this Forum. All military people swear an oath to protect the US constitution against its internal and external enemies. ...

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"Looking Like a Foreigner": Catalonian Politician Ana Erra

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 02/22/20 3:55 am) Many times I have insisted on the WAIS Forum that main motivations of all nationalistic movements in Europe, including Catalonia and Brexit, are xenophobic, racist and supremacist feelings. Parti ...

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In the Archives

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 02/22/20 3:04 am) In reply to John's query of February 17th, I should like to report that I've spent two weeks at the archives in Ávila (Military Archives), AGA (Madrid, diplomatic archives) and Paris (m ...

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