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Posts on 03/05/21

I Do Not Consider Franco a Fascist

(Paul Preston, -UK, 03/05/21 3:35 pm) It is galling, after spending a lifetime studying a subject, as both Ángel Viñas and I have done, to have to respond to the misplaced jibes of those who have not done so. In respon ...

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Did Mussolini`s Armed Forces Learn about Brutality in Spain?

(Carmen Negrin, -France, 03/05/21 11:46 am) I would like to add to Eugenio Battaglia's note on the Spanish Civil War, that he should not forget that Mussolini's pilots, sailors and soldiers also learned how to fight a brutal war in Spai ...

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In 1936, Spain Had No Communist Ministers

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 03/05/21 8:44 am) I take exception to the following phrase in Eugenio Battaglia's post (March 4th). "In 1936 nobody knew what [Franco] could become but in 1936 many knew that in a government where the Bo ...

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Under Biden, the Markets are Suffering

(Enrique Torner, USA, 03/05/21 6:33 am) Ever since Biden took office, my retirement account has been going down steadily. Last year I had 20% gains. This year I have already lost about 5%. I'm glad now I didn't fall for th ...

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How Many Covid Victims Was Trump Willing to "Sacrifice"?

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 03/05/21 4:44 am) Carmen Negrín wrote on March 4th: "Initially Trump thought, like Boris Johnson, the Swedes and others, that a few million people (if I recall well it was estimated at something as high as ...

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Racism in the US Military?

(Brian Blodgett, USA, 03/05/21 4:10 am) John E asked about racism in the US military. Being out of the military for over 14 years now, I cannot really say much about the current situation. While I never noticed it while I was in, I could b ...

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Bern Report: James F Cooper and the WAIS Effect

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 03/05/21 4:00 am) This is just a short note touching upon "the WAIS Effect," which we sometimes discuss briefly here, primarily with a tongue-in-cheek viewpoint.  If this condition indeed exists, ...

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Posts on 03/04/21

The Italian "Reds" Learned Their Brutal Business in the Spanish Civil War

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 03/04/21 10:30 am) I wish to thank Ángel Viñas (March 2nd) for immediately taking the time to answer my provocative post of that same day.  The first part of Ángel's response was a bit brut ...

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For the Covid Vaccine, Give Trump Credit

(Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 03/04/21 4:41 am) I cannot believe that John E has to ask whether Trump deserves credit for the Covid vaccine. On what planet have you been lately? (I hope you will publish this one.) In a record 6-9 months, the ...

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Trump and Covid: What Did He Do About It?

(Francisco Ramirez, USA, 03/04/21 4:17 am) Trump and Covid: When did he know it was deadly stuff and what did he do about it? Here's a timeline: February 7, 2020: "It's also more deadly than even your strenuous f ...

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