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Posts on 06/24/17

Collision of USS Fitzgerald; Remembering Stalin`s Death

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/24/17 2:36 pm) Commenting on the excellent post of Cameron Sawyer, 23 June, John E asked if I have been following the tragedy of the USS Fitzgerald. Unfortunately the reports are too sketchy; furtherm ...

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More Insight from Dorothy Parker

(Edward Jajko, USA, 06/24/17 8:42 am) My personal favorite among Dorothy Parker's sayings comes from when she was asked to use the word "horticulture" in a sentence: "You can lead a horticulture but you can't ...

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WAIS Welcomes Francisco Rodriguez Jimenez

(John Eipper, USA, 06/24/17 6:57 am) I'm pleased to introduce our newest colleague, Prof. Francisco Rodríguez Jiménez of the University of Salamanca, Spain. Francisco was nominated by veteran WAISer Ángel V ...

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Usenet Groups: Alt Politics Socialism Trotsky

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 06/24/17 5:33 am) I wish to thank our esteemed editor for his question about apst, which I referenced in my post of June 21st. Here is a glimpse of it: A brief history of Internet shows that its cruc ...

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Events in Trieste, 1953-`54

(Salvatore Bizzarro, USA, 06/24/17 4:55 am) I want to thank Eugenio Battaglia (23 June) for his clear account of the Trieste debacle during 1953 and 1954. I remember the loss of Fiume, Istria and Dalmazia well, as I demonstrated in the ...

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Standard of Living in Silicon Valley; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 06/24/17 4:25 am) Ric Mauricio responds to Tor Guimaraes (23 June): While I agree with Tor that statistically, the American standard of living may have eroded over the last couple of decades, I often won ...

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Posts on 06/23/17

Another Dorothy Parker Quote...and a New Arrival

(Henry Levin, USA, 06/23/17 3:24 pm) I think we are on the cusp of a contest of favorite quotes by Dorothy Parker. My candidate: I like to have a martini. Two at the very most. Three I'm under the table. F ...

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More on Dictators

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/23/17 10:23 am) Most people would say they know a dictator when they see one--Hitler, Stalin, Saddam, etc. No one can argue with that, but to me a more useful approach to learning something about the results from di ...

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Another Maritime Disaster; "Kind Hearts and Coronets:"

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 06/23/17 8:44 am) While reading Cameron Sawyer's highly informative and well-written post (23 June) on the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship that resulted in the horrific fatalities ...

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Illustrious Parkers: Eleanor and Dorothy

(David Duggan, USA, 06/23/17 8:36 am) I believe Tim Brown meant Dorothy Parker (nee Rothschild), not Eleanor.  My favorite Dorothy Parker quote: "If all the girls at Dartmouth's Winter Carnival were laid end to end, I wouldn ...

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