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Human Rights (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Jonathan Myrick Daniels (David Duggan, USA, 08/15/15 3:45 am) August 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian from Keene, New Hampshire killed during the freedom marches of 1965. Several years ago, I wrote ...
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Palestine to Sign Rome Statute (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/28/15 12:16 pm) The General Secretariat of the United Nations on 6 January indicated that Palestine will officially be part of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court, beginning on April 1st of this yea ...
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Female Genital Mutilation (Luciano Dondero, Italy, 01/16/15 12:54 pm) "3.6 million girls are subjected to genital mutilation every year," tweeted The Economist's Conrad Hackett earlier today. It is reasonable that in the West there is concer ...
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Spain (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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New E-Book on Spanish Civil War Bibliography (Angel Vinas, Belgium, 03/19/17 5:02 am) This is to inform WAISers that a new e-book has been published by Marcial Pons Digital with an overview of the recent bibliography, both in Spain and abroad, about the Spanish Civil War. Prof. ...
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Spanish Civil War: Books and Films on Catholic Victims (Enrique Torner, USA, 02/25/17 4:30 am) In my continued research on the Spanish Civil War, I can't stop to be amazed at the speed of which new books and movies on the war keep surfacing. Recently, I checked out a new book from ou ...
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Spanish Exiles in France, Forced Labor in Nazi Germany, Javier Rubio (David Pike, France, 12/16/16 3:34 pm) Carmen Negrín wrote on December 11th: "Of the 530,000 Spanish Republican refugees in France in 1939, about a quarter of a million, induced by the French Pétainist authorities, ...
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War (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Searching for James A. Moore, USMS (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/25/16 3:28 pm) A friend of mine working in his field in Valleggia (Quiliano) some time ago found a small chain. He did not pay attention to it, believing that was normal rubbish, but a couple of days later he found ...
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Dolomites Campaign: Most Treacherous Battle of WWI (Paul Pitlick, USA, 05/30/16 6:43 am) I ran across this article in Smithsonian magazine, which I found interesting. I wasn't aware of it, although Italian WAISers and/or other WWI buffs may be familiar with the story.Read more
Homer Lea's "The Valor of Ignorance" (Timothy Brown, USA, 05/19/16 4:46 am) At the IWP (Institute for World Politics), I began my presentation, "From SLOCS to Locks," by citing the relatively short, but for me fascinating early 1900s book, by Homer Lea, The Va ...
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Language (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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In Defense of Scholarly Translation (David Pike, France, 12/22/16 7:03 am) Our editor John Eipper wrote on October 6: "Why don't we Academics advocate for graduate credit to be awarded for scholarly translations? This way, one seminar could lead to a number of valua ...
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"Screwing the Pooch" in the Middle East (Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 12/20/16 4:13 am) One of Ronald Hilton's great intellectual loves was words, idiomatic phrases, and their origins. This morning I was rummaging around in the Interwebs trying to find out something ...
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Languages of Spain (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 10/30/16 4:57 am) In the interest of completeness, in addition to Catalan (Paul Preston, 29 October), we should mention the other important regional or official languages in Spain that have not been mentioned so far in ...
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Islam (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Islamophobic E-Mail Goes Viral; from Gary Moore (John Eipper, USA, 09/22/16 7:30 pm) Gary Moore writes: The bogus item below is a viral email that perhaps originated on Facebook. John E will appreciate the reference to Dearborn, Michigan. Snopes points ou ...
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Who is Attracted to Salafism--and Why (Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, USA, 06/20/16 5:27 am) Given the recent tragedy in Orlando, I wanted to share a Huffington Post article I published today in hope to provide some meaningful insights on how to address the radicalization problem glo ...
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Moderate Islam, Moderate Muslims (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/13/15 4:37 am) "Boulevard Voltaire" has published a fascinating article by Pierre de La Coste: "Il n'y a pas d'Islam moderè, il n'y a que de musulmans moderès" (there is ...
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Holocausts (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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My Time as a Consultant with the US Holocaust Museum (Leo Goldberger, USA, 09/18/15 3:04 pm) To answer John E's question, I was indeed a consultant to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC in its exhibition planning stage. There were three of us, the literary critic Lawrence ...
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Enric Marco, Impostor (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/14/15 5:37 am) Considering that the Spanish Civil War is a very popular topic within WAIS, I wish to inform the Forum that a book by Javier Cercas has come out in Italy, L'Impostore (The Impostor).

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"Germans Will Never Forget"; What About Austrians? (David Pike, France, 05/07/15 9:26 am) "Germans will never forget the ‘unfathomable' horrors that the Nazis inflicted at the death camps," said Angela Merkel at Dachau (Reuters, NYT, May 3). On Saturday Ma ...
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