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Posts on 10/17/19

Antiwar Protests: Then and Now

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 10/17/19 8:12 am) Speaking of the anti-Vietnam war protests at Stanford and elsewhere, I assume that probably some US WAISers participated in these protests in the late 1960s and early '70s. By now I wonder i ...

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There are No Catalonian Francoists? Nonsense

(Jose Manuel de Prada, Spain, 10/17/19 6:01 am) According to Jordi Molins and his statistics, Catalan pro-independence nationalists are 100% jolly good, refugee-welcoming, well-educated and ideologically pure fellows, while non pro-independenc ...

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Castilian Independentists in Catalonia

(Jordi Molins, Spain, 10/17/19 5:49 am) John Eipper asked me: "Do you know, or know of, any Republicans (Independentists) who are monolingual in Castilian only?" Yes, there are many of them. The following description would ...

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Castilian-Speaking Catalonian Separatists: Súmate

(Bàrbara Molas, Canada, 10/17/19 4:50 am) To address John Eipper's question on Spanish-speaking separatists in Catalonia: I believe it is worth highlighting the existence since 2013 of a political platform of Spanish-speaking Catala ...

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Separatism in Spain and France

(Timothy Brown, USA, 10/17/19 4:15 am) I'm curious. It's my understanding that Spain did not become a full-fledged union until the 15th century, when it became a union of different principalities. Several of them had then, and stil ...

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In Greece, Anti-Americanism has been Replaced by Anti-Germanism

(Harry Papasotiriou, Greece, 10/17/19 3:49 am) John E asked whether I would still describe Greece as the most anti-American nation in Europe, as I had claimed in a 2004 New Yorker piece by George Packer. In fact, Germany replaced ...

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Posts on 10/16/19

Catalonia: Unrest in the Streets

(Jose Manuel de Prada, Spain, 10/16/19 10:07 am) This past night has been one of violence, anxiety and fear in Barcelona and other major Catalan towns, courtesy of hooligans encouraged by the puppet president of the Generalitat Joaquim Torra, who th ...

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What Is Meant by "Ethnic Catalan"?

(Jordi Molins, Spain, 10/16/19 9:47 am) As a reply to José Manuel de Prada's comments on ethnic purity in Catalonia, I wrote on WAIS two years ago: "In relation to ethnic purity: the two Republican political parties ha ...

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My Memories of Herbert L. Packer

(Henry Levin, USA, 10/16/19 3:38 am) I knew Herb Packer, the father of George. Packer was a distinguished law professor who died at only 47 years of age after three severe strokes. He had a history of depression, and the death was an ap ...

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