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Posts on 09/11/99

War with Mexico: Winfield Scott

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/11/99 9:22 am) The recent WAIS exchange on the U.S.-Mexican war has shown how sharply divided American and Mexican opinion on it is. The American "hero" of the invasion, ...

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Democracy

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/11/99 8:07 am) Responding to my proposal for a worldwide reform to make the chief justice or another member of the Supreme Court head of state (not government), Hoover Fellow ...

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Posts on 09/10/99

East Timor

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/10/99 10:01 am) Margaret Mackenzie has forwarded to me postings on the East Timor situation from Miriam Kahn and Martha Macintyre, two anthropologists. They convey the horror ...

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What`s in a name?

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/10/99 2:33 am) WAISers may remember the posting in which I reported that a Dean at the University of Belo Horizonte had two boys, one named Ronald, the other named Hilton, presum ...

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Posts on 09/09/99

Bishkek

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/09/99 11:07 am)      I had received detailed messages about the meeting in Bishkek. They confirm this account from Margaret MacKenzie, wife of David Hooso ...

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Posts on 09/08/99

Spain: The Basque provinces

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/08/99 5:26 pm) Henry Ford reputedly said "History is the bunk". It might also be said that history is a curse, since it keeps old hatreds alive. Jews remember the Inqui ...

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The Folly of War: A Request for Cooperation...

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/08/99 8:53 am)      Of the making of books there is no end, so we are gratefuñ to Robert Hamerton-Kelly for calling attention to a new, relevant one. He a ...

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Brazil: Is God Brazilian?

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/08/99 2:33 am) A Brazilian slogan proclaims that god is a Brazilian. The boisterous joyful festivals would seem to confirm this, although we are left wondering which god. Inci ...

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Capitalism: Sir John Templeton

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/08/99 12:36 am) Robert Hamerton-Kelly, a theologian and former Dean of Stanford Memorial Church, seconds my praise of Sir John Templeton (who neither needs nor wants it). He says: ...

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Posts on 09/07/99

Japan: V-J Day

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/07/99 10:43 am)      Good WAISer Edith Coliver workd for years at the Asia Foundation. She sends a special note on her interest in Asia:     ...

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