(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/18/18 10:35 am)
Lately the US Empire had a series of Secretaries of State that, perhaps because of their loyalty to the Presidents they serve, have not really shined in wisdom in foreign policy: Madeleine Albright, C
(Edward Jajko, USA, 01/18/18 7:01 am)
To expand on Gary Moore's aside (January 14) on the philologically rich word "canon" and its use in the Middle East, where he says it appears in Islam as Kanun:
The word is indeed
(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 01/18/18 4:54 am)
My heartiest congratulations to Tim Ashby (17 January), mixed up with good-natured envy. I´ve always been a keen reader of South African history in the 19th century.
Unfortunately, I neve
(John Heelan, UK, 01/18/18 4:38 am)
I have written elsewhere in WAIS about my memories as a child during the Blitz.
In 1941, aged three or four, in common with some 800,000 other children, I was "evacuated" from London
(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 01/17/18 5:25 pm)
Last Saturday, en route to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, I visited the eerie site of the Battle of Spion Kop (24th January 1900) in Kwa-Zulu Natal where 243 British soldiers lie buried, the v
(John Eipper, USA, 01/17/18 2:32 pm)
Ric Mauricio writes:
In response to Istvan Simon (January 17th), I would like to clarify the reasoning behind my comparison of Buddhism's enlightenment and Christi
(Istvan Simon, USA, 01/17/18 1:59 am)
I would like to offer a few comments on Ric Mauricio's take on Buddhism (11 January). I welcome Ric's comments, but I do not think that Buddhism is similar to the Holy Spirit in Christianity.
(John Eipper, USA, 01/17/18 1:48 am)
Gary Moore writes:
I'm a bit confused by John Heelan's interesting information (16 January) on the yellowcake hoax (or yellowcake forgery).
(Istvan Simon, USA, 01/16/18 5:57 am)
We recently stayed in Athens for 3 days, and had a mini-WAIS summit with my good friend Harry Papasotiriou, who showed us some of the non-tourist places known only to Greeks. We very much appreciated
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/16/18 5:39 am)
John E (9 January) asked me about the relations between Mussolini and Imperial Japan.
As far back as 1919, Mussolini spoke of an Asian century under Japanese leadership. The future DuceRead more