(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/17/18 4:29 am)
Lately we have been discussing the topic of who murdered more people. For sure Mao gets the gold medal, the silver to Stalin and the bronze to Hitler for mass murder in the long term.
(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 04/16/18 2:33 pm)
I have always been very suspicious that there must have been a conspiracy at the highest levels for anyone to assassinate a modern US president. The layers of security around the president are impres
(John Heelan, UK, 04/16/18 4:40 am)
Patrick Mears's interesting report about searching for his Irish roots (15 April) reminded me that in Cripple Creek's (Colorado) Gold Mining Museum, I spotted a waybill dated in the 1880s
(Istvan Simon, USA, 04/16/18 3:43 am)
I am not surprised by Eugenio Battaglia's take on the US joint intervention with France and the UK to destroy Assad's chemical weapons laboratories and storage facilities.
I am a huge op
(Paul Levine, Denmark, 04/16/18 3:27 am)
I share Istvan Simon's admiration for George Zhibin Gu's heartbreaking entries on Modern China.
And I share Istvan's passionate feelings about Mao Zedong's monstrous a
(John Eipper, USA, 04/15/18 2:13 pm)
Ric Mauricio writes:
To paraphrase Mark Twain, "The reports of Trump's successes are greatly exaggerated."
In an earlier WAIS posting, I posted his investment
(Istvan Simon, USA, 04/15/18 7:54 am)
I am deeply thankful to George Zhibin Gu for the heartbreaking stories of the man-made disasters produced by Mao Zedong.
Mao was the worst mass murderer of the last century. It is hard to imagi
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/15/18 5:16 am)
Oh, my goodness. Good Old Trump has tweeted: "Mission accomplished." Does this mean another 15+ years of war in Syria?
JE comments: Bush II's "Mission Accomplished" boa
(Martin Storey, Australia, 04/15/18 4:58 am)
Me, me! Me?
I had an American dream. It started on July 3rd, 1976, the day I landed in Chicago, Illinois, for my first visit to the USA as a twelve-year old boy from the
(Patrick Mears, Germany, 04/15/18 4:22 am)
in response to John Eipper's question and John Heelan's story, I can add my two cents.
Sometime in my late 50s, I decided that I was ready and able to retire from the active