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Posts on Apr 27, 2015

Angel Vinas at U Buffalo: "The EU Challenged"

(John Eipper, USA, 04/27/15 12:11 pm) Last weekend I met two WAISers I had heretofore known only in the virtual sense.  Sasha Pack, Professor of History at the University of Buffalo, invited EU insider and historian extraordinai ...

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Elections in Northern Cyprus

(Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 04/27/15 9:30 am) With Akıncı's Election, a New Era Opens in Cyprus The April 26th presidential elections in northern Cyprus will usher the island into a new and challenging phase. Mustafa Akın ...

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The Bard`s Baptism; Learning Archaic Expressions

(John Heelan, UK, 04/27/15 7:43 am) Following on Enrique Tomer's comment about the Bard's birth reputed to be April 23rd, somebody reminded me that this was in Julian calendar terms. Translated to today's Gregorian calendar ...

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Onuch`s Mapping Mass Mobilization

(Henry Levin, USA, 04/27/15 5:38 am) Given the tumult around the world and the rising inequality without end in the US and the West, it is time to consider the likelihood of social movements and massive social mobilization. I have just ...

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Anniversary of Shakespeare`s Baptism

(Enrique Torner, USA, 04/27/15 1:52 am) On April 26, 1564, William Shakespeare was baptized.  This is the earliest fact we know about him. For a long time, we thought April 26th was his date of birth. There are still many people w ...

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Fifteen Years of Putin

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/27/15 1:39 am) The TV Channel 1 Rossya has just released a documentary focusing on Putin's 15 years in power. The documentary seems quite interesting and I believe that it should be carefully studied with an ope ...

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TPP and RCEP Negotiations: A Question

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 04/27/15 1:17 am) This post concerns 1) the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP") "free trade" negotiations involving the United States, Japan, Australia, Mexico and 8 other Pacific-Rim nations; ...

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Posts on Apr 26, 2015

A WAISer Returns! Justin Carreno

(Justin Carreno, USA, 04/26/15 4:01 pm) Dear WAISers: After taking a bit of hiatus from being an active member of WAIS (my last post was about 2005), I hope to be more engaged again. John Eipper asked me to provide a bio update of the ...

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Wikipedia; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 04/26/15 2:51 pm) Gary Moore responds to Cameron Sawyer (26 April): Cameron's reply to my post on Wikipedia reminds what a rich subject this is--and apparently a sensitive one. To ...

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(Holger Terp, Denmark, 04/26/15 1:42 pm) Cameron Sawyer should get high praise for his post on Wikipedia (26 April). I often use Wikipedia, albeit with mixed feelings. Wikipedia has destroyed the market for ...

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