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

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Survival in the Pacific: My Service in World War II (Richard Hancock, USA, 08/09/20 3:52 am) An article in the June 2020 issue of the National Geographic magazine describes World War II in terms of all nations involved, the number of casualties from each nation and interviews with pa ...
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History Doesn't Repeat, but It Rhymes (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 08/01/20 3:49 am) Gary Moore writes: There was a time in America--one of various such times--when nothing seemed to prevail against a new pandemic. "Diets, complacency, fulminations aga ...
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Forty Years of Genealogical Research, and a Breakthrough (Patrick Mears, Germany, 07/20/20 4:26 am) After (literally and precisely) 40 years of searching historical records and other documents, I believe that I unearthed just last night some critical, missing pieces of my Mears/Irish family history, ...
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Film (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Stanford's Virtual Film Festival (Paul Pitlick, USA, 08/07/20 3:01 am) I wanted to share the link for Stanford U's virtual summer film festival.  There's a Polish film next week: Read more
A German Assignment: Beethoven, Caproni, Horikoshi, and "The Wind Rises" (Patrick Mears, Germany, 06/23/20 6:03 am) During the past few days, I have been working on an assignment recently given to us in my German class. We were given a timeline for Ludwig van Beethoven, written in German, and we were asked to expan ...
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A Television Classic for Lockdown Viewing: "The Prisoner" (David Duggan, USA, 05/15/20 4:33 am) Some time ago John Eipper had asked what we were binge-watching during these days of coronavirus lockdown, and while it may not be a binge, I have been re-watching the mid-1960s cult-classic seri ...
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Politics (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Gerrymandering in the Courts: A Presentation to Democrats Abroad (Patrick Mears, Germany, 08/06/20 4:37 am) Another instance of "the WAIS Effect"? If you can imagine this being intoned my best Rod-Serling impersonation: "It is up for you to decide whether the WAIS Effect has manifested itse ...
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Politics of Mask-Wearing (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 08/04/20 3:56 am) Gary Moore writes: WAIS HQ, with its authoritative sources in Poland, has opened a riddle so large, and yet so intimately a part of all of us, that usually we scarcel ...
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Fascism vs Trumpism: George Will (John Recchiuti, USA, 07/18/20 3:55 am) This George Will op-ed, "Today's Faint Echoes of Fascism," recently appeared in my local newspaper. It touches on several points frequently addressed in WAIS discussions: Read more

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

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What is Nationalism? A Historical Overview (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 08/01/20 2:17 pm) The subject of nationalism has always interested me and I have participated enthusiastically in all our WAIS discussions of this topic. I recall some time ago when talking about Catalonian sepa ...
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Welcome to CHAZ: Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (Enrique Torner, USA, 06/13/20 4:56 am) And I thought it was ridiculous for Catalonia to demand independence from the rest of Spain! Now CHAZ wants independence from the US: a 6-block central part of Seattle! Now that's ridiculous!

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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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Global Issues (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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The China-India Clash: Hall Gardner in "National Interest" (Hall Gardner, France, 08/03/20 8:45 am) Here's my newest article: https://nationalinterest.org/feature/great-china-india-clash-every ...
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US, China, Russia: A Tale of Three Empires (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/26/19 9:45 am) No matter how much we may say we study history to remember and not to make past mistakes, history repeats itself. At the Conference of Stresa (Italy) 11-14 April 1935, the French PM Laval, Briti ...
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Losing Our Manners: David A. Westbrook in "Cultural Anthropology" (David A. Westbrook, USA, 11/07/16 2:13 pm) Cultural Anthropology has just held an online colloquium on "The Crisis of Liberalism" in light of the coming US Presidential election, and events elsewhere, notably Brexit. (C ...
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Venezuela (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Covid-19 in Venezuela: Serious Underreporting, Shortages (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 08/03/20 6:44 am) John E asked me to report on the Covid-19 situation in Venezuela. Since I last wrote on this topic in April, things have changed substantially as should have been expected. The virulence of the ...
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Goudreau's Raid: Botched Attempt to Overthrow Maduro (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 05/11/20 4:26 am) Many readers of WAIS have likely heard of a supposed and outrageous attempt to invade Venezuela by sea, carried out last week by a small group of conspirators, some former Venezuelan military refugees ...
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Venezuela Braces for Pandemic (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 03/24/20 4:13 am) John E asked me a few days ago about the situation in Venezuela on the development of the coronavirus pandemic. The reality is that little is known and there is a lot of uncertainty. There is t ...
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