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Posts on 08/17/19

Peronism and Trumpism Contrasted

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 08/17/19 4:34 am) Tor Guimaraes is perhaps correct when commenting that our prophecies are not very impressive after all. He was referring to the imminent return of the Peronists in Argentina, and that this populist w ...

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Today`s Rise of Populism...Why?

(Jordi Molins, Spain, 08/17/19 4:01 am) John Eipper wisely asked: "the fundamental question is not whether populism is taking over much of the world, but rather why, and why now?" My hypothesis is ...

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Posts on 08/16/19

Roy Horniman`s "Israel Rank"

(Edward Jajko, USA, 08/16/19 5:25 am) My reference to Roy Horniman's novel of 1907, Israel Rank, in the context of an invasion of Gascony contemplated by Churchill may have left people wondering. Apparently I am the on ...

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Are Argentina`s Populists in Any Way Unique?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/16/19 4:49 am) After reading José Ignacio Soler's post on how he had predicted a return of the Peronists in Argentina (14 August), I realized that our prophecies are not very impressive after all. They a ...

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Posts on 08/15/19

Another Historic Anniversary: Woodstock

(David Duggan, USA, 08/15/19 8:20 am) Not only is August 15th, 2019 the 250th birthday of Napoleon; it's the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. JE comments: To think that Woodstock opened on Napoleon's 200th birthday. I've ...

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My Nicaraguan Jail Saga, Part III (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 08/15/19 7:59 am) Gary Moore writes: Responding to JE's further questions about my prison experience in Nicaragua: yes, being "disappeared" into a windowless cell was ver ...

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Napoleon at 250

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/15/19 5:01 am) 250 years ago today the greatest art thief of all times was born: Napoleon Bonaparte. JE comments: Yes, on August 15th, 1769. Where does a quarter millennium go? Napoleon is both i ...

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Did Churchill Prioritize the Liberation of Paris? Battle of Madagascar

(David Pike, France, 08/15/19 4:23 am) When commenting my post from yesterday (August 14th), JE asked: "Was not the liberation of Paris an Allied priority in summer 1944?" I don't see that. As everybody knows, Paris was ...

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An Allied Invasion of Gascony? Churchill and Europe`s "Soft Underbelly"

(Edward Jajko, USA, 08/15/19 4:02 am) In reply to David Pike and JE (August 14th), Churchill always had a strange (and mistaken) idea of the "soft underbelly" of Europe.  Gascony was just south enough to qualify. Or it ...

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Posts on 08/14/19

China Report...and a Birthday

(Bienvenido Macario, USA, 08/14/19 3:51 pm) First I want to wish WAISer Boris Volodarsky a Happy Birthday! Through the Internet, I got in touch with my college classmates. I studied at De La Salle University from 1972-1974 before being as ...

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