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Posts on 02/22/18

Could Churchill and FDR Have Accepted Peace? Does History Have Algorithms?

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 02/22/18 4:38 am) I'm down in bed with the flu, but I wouldn't want to pass over the turn this discussion is taking. In response to Eugenio Battaglia (February 19th), history doesn't play like a comp ...

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"Going Native" Throughout History

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/22/18 4:15 am) I am sure this concept of "going native" is not "a singularly British invention," as JE wrote.  (See Nigel Jones, February 19th.) Probably it is universal a ...

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Posts on 02/21/18

Can There Be a "Hackproof" System?

(John Heelan, UK, 02/21/18 2:20 pm) JE asked on 20 February: "Can there really be such a thing as a 'hackproof' system? We've heard such things before. Consider, for starters, Enigma." Not until a copy of ...

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Historical Objectivity Again...and a Difficult Choice

(Nigel Jones, UK, 02/21/18 10:52 am) I am genuinely grateful to Ángel Viñas and Paul Preston for their thorough and honest answers to my query on whether historical objectivity is possible, particularly relating to the Span ...

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Turning Points of WWII? Nuclear Fission

(Enrique Torner, USA, 02/21/18 9:03 am) I am amazed by the large number of WAIS posts spawned by our discussion on WWII and its turning points, as well as their breadth and originality. It seems to me that WAIS members have a strong ...

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"The Insult" (Lebanon)

(Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 02/21/18 3:34 am) Recently, we saw the Lebanese film The Insult, which reflects the differences among the locals, the Palestinians and the Israelis. It is an extremely complex context that explains the difficu ...

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Palestine, Israel, and the Jerusalem Question

(Carmen Negrin, France, 02/21/18 3:02 am) I was indeed reading Luciano Dondero's post (20 February), and wondering whether to respond or not. My main hesitation was mainly because I sense in Luciano's comment an excessive, maybe even ...

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Posts on 02/20/18

Italians at Guadalajara, 1937: Did Franco Stab Them in the Back?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 02/20/18 10:01 am) I have read Josè Ignacio Soler's post on the battle of Guadalajara, 8-23 March 1937. Of course I have a different story. For the Nationalists, the battle was supposed to o ...

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China`s Teleportation of Photons and Technological Superiority

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/20/18 7:02 am) Responding to John Eipper's question of February 18th, if the Chinese experiments with photon teleportation can eventually produce a quantum communication technology (computers and Internet), the ...

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Jerusalem and Italy

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 02/20/18 4:27 am) Looking at all the brouhaha over the decision of US President Trump to finally recognize reality--that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel--I cannot but make a few considerations and parallels wit ...

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