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Posts on 05/25/17

What Did Mussolini Drive? Melania Trump in Italy

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/25/17 8:10 am) Yes, as a quick answer to John E, Mussolini was driving an Alfa Romeo when he met his mistress Claretta Petacci. Local commentators are praising the behavior of Melania Trump in Rome, regarding ...

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I Want my Maypo

(David Duggan, USA, 05/25/17 6:21 am) Actually: there's a double reference to Francisco Ramírez's post on Aleppo (24 May). Back in the 1960s there was an advertising campaign for a brand of cereal Maypo, and two littl ...

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Assassination of Journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 05/25/17 5:55 am) Gary Moore writes: A belated note on the killing of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas in Mexico. So many journalists have been killed in Mexico (though the unw ...

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Roman Traffic

(John Heelan, UK, 05/25/17 5:05 am) Eugenio Battaglia is correct about traffic in Rome (24 May). I once witnessed the acceleration of cars from a six-lane approach racing to get to the start of a two-lane exit! The only place wo ...

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Democracy in Greece, France, US

(Massoud Malek, USA, 05/25/17 3:45 am) The word "democracy" has its origins in the Greek language. It combines two shorter words: "demos," meaning whole citizen living within a particular city-state, and "kratos,&q ...

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Attitudes Towards Divorce in Italy, 1950s and `60s

(Roy Domenico, USA, 05/25/17 3:32 am) I am literally writing on this topic--part of my manuscript on Catholic cultural politics in the 1950s and 1960s.  So, if JE forgives me, I can strike here while the iron's hot. As to ...

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Posts on 05/24/17

Trump Would Have Won Anyway...How Do We Know This?

(Francisco Ramirez, USA, 05/24/17 5:24 am) Tim Brown (23 May) makes the assumption that those who voted for What is Aleppo would have ended up voting for Who Ate my Aleppo. My son's best friend violates that assumption. Perhaps he is an ex ...

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Traffic Nightmare for Trump`s Rome Visit

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/24/17 4:47 am) Commuters and, generally, all the residents of the center of Rome are full of love for the Great Emperor's visit. The Emperor is circulating with "only" 70 large armored cars, plus ...

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"Critical Issues for Qualitative Research"

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 05/24/17 4:24 am) Those of you interested in the fate of the university might be interested in my essay, "Critical Issues for Qualitative Research," the final contribution in the massive SAGE Handbook of ...

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