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Posts on 02/17/20

The Spanish Communists Were Not in Line with the Soviets

(Carmen Negrin, France, 02/17/20 3:46 am) In response to José Ignacio Soler (February 16th), we also know that the Communists were not governing during the Spanish Civil War. That, to quote Santiago Carrillo, they followed the ...

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The Secret of the Scandinavian "Miracle": David Brooks

(Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 02/17/20 3:12 am) I wanted to share this David Brooks essay from the New York Times: This Is How Scandinavia Got Great The power of educating the whole person. Read more

Posts on 02/16/20

Who`s in the Car? Google It (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 02/16/20 6:09 pm) Gary Moore writes: Regarding Paul Pitlick's (Feb 14) useful look at Google's astonishing facial recognition abilities (though perhaps no more counter-intuitiv ...

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Evangelicals and Trump: A Letter to the Editor

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/16/20 10:44 am) David Duggan (January 30th) stated that Christian evangelicals only cared about two things regarding Trump: advancing government suppression of abortion and of marriage between homosexuals. I don' ...

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Communist Crimes in Spain, Revisited

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 02/16/20 7:35 am) In his February 14th post on the subject of banning Francoism in Spain, Paul Preston asked me how I see equivalences between the symbols and atrocities committed by Francoism and by left-wing Republic ...

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Mid-Air Changes: Ballet and Politics

(David Duggan, USA, 02/16/20 4:37 am) Forty years ago, an unpopular incumbent president was seeking re-election, and the opposition party was deeply divided between the insurgents and the establishment figures. After failing in the Iowa c ...

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Spanish Communists and Culpability

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 02/16/20 4:18 am) In response to Jordi Molins, Paul Preston, and John E, oh my goodness.  The Spanish Communists have enough criminal guilt without looking for collective guilt from Italy, Yugoslavia, the USS ...

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Posts on 02/15/20

Ergodic Theory and History

(Jordi Molins, Spain, 02/15/20 12:29 pm) Sir Paul Preston wrote on February 14th: "this discussion is about Spain, not Hitler's Germany or Stalin's Russia." His comment has reminded me of a trendy concept in finance: ...

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Trump`s Budget--Winners and Losers

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/15/20 11:11 am) Echoing my most recent WAIS post, while the US president just assured the nation that the US economy, jobs, and new jobs all look really great, evidence to the contrary abounds, apparently hidden from ...

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