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Posts on 02/29/00

Confusing Arthurs

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/29/00 10:41 am) I warned against confusing the Port Arthur in China and the one in Australia. Michael Basset comments:      "You are right about t ...

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Another Port Arthur

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/29/00 10:41 am) To complicate things, Michael Bassett reminds us that there is another Port Arthur in Tasmania, the Chinese Port Arthur having changed its name. Presumably this w ...

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The Arrow War

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/29/00 9:20 am)      I should have let sleeping wars lie. It turns out that the Arrow War was what we all know as the Second Opium War. Molly Molloy quot ...

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Port Arthur

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/29/00 9:19 am)      WAISers should pay attention to place names and their curious history. David Pike wondered how Port Arthur in China got its name: Molly ...

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Posts on 02/27/00

Angry Youngish Men

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/27/00 5:51 am) It was obvious that the strikers, a small minority, would not allow the National University of Mexico (UNAM). now reopened, to function normally. From Mexico, Ja ...

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Posts on 02/26/00


(Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/26/00 8:22 pm)      WAISer John Gehl, who is both a technocrat and a humanist, calls attention to his most recent project, an online publication called Ubiquity, ...

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Different Perspectives

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/26/00 12:51 pm) As usual, the World Press Review of March 2000 enlightens us on the different vision of events around the world. This is evident in "Top 10 Stories of ...

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Democracy, California Brand

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/26/00 5:37 am)   I try with modest success to be a good California citizen, so I have spent some time reading a pamphlet and a guide mailed to every voter in advance of th ...

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Posts on 02/25/00


(Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/25/00 3:48 am)   The history of place names is interesting and important. I remember that in the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid in 1935, the director angrily told a cr ...

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