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Posts on 12/27/97

Worthy and Spurious Activities

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/27/97 7:53 am) Most members of WAIS are affiliated with universities, and they must be well aware of the charges and countercharges in their own field. There is an important overview in The Economist ...

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(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/27/97 2:07 am) Having travelled by land from San Francisco to Buenos Aires, I can attest to the poverty of most of the people. Much is spoken, but not much is done about it. The very informative Latin American Ne ...

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Posts on 12/22/97

U.S. Intelligence and Chile

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/22/97 3:41 am) U.S. Intelligence and Chile I had met with Allende at a small seminar in Venezuela organized by President Romulo Betancourt, an old friend of mine. We met around a table. I was s ...

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Chile: The Continuing Historical Conflict

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/22/97 3:30 am) The subject of Chile arouses much passion on both sides; there is even disagreement about the facts. Both sides stress those which favor their case. We have not yet heard from the pro-Allende side. ...

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Posts on 12/16/97

Cuba and the Bay of Pigs

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/16/97 1:22 pm) The story has been told many times. The Hispanic American Report, the journal of Stanford's Bolivar House, warned that the CIA was planning the Bay of Pige invasion and that it was a ho ...

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Posts on 12/15/97


(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/15/97 8:26 am) Colleagues have said that our study of textbooks, primarily history ones, should concentrate on highschool ones. In this regard, we should call attention to changes at Addison Wesley Longman, hithe ...

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Posts on 12/14/97

Two Idealists, Victims of Fate

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/14/97 9:30 am) When I first met Herbert Hoover in the early 40s, he was a grumpy, disillusioned man. He was sad because the wheel of fortune had tossed him to the ground. The more I study his life, the more impres ...

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Posts on 12/12/97

The Leaden Fall of the Roman Empire

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/12/97 5:07 pm) One colleague's message on lead poisoning as the cause of the fall of the Roman Empire has provoked responses showing that history raises passions. Gus Breene of San Antonio consulted his &q ...

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