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Posts on 07/29/16

Trump: View from Paris

(Carmen Negrin, France, 07/29/16 2:39 pm) I find Enrique Torner (24 July) very naive about Trump. Trump is for Trump and for no one else. If he hadn't inherited from Daddy, he would be a total nobody. Ask the veterans what he did w ...

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Niemeyer Buildings in Niteroi

(Clyde McMorrow, USA, 07/29/16 10:48 am) In response to John E's question, there are two Oscar Niemeyer buildings of note in Niterói, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the terminal building for the ferry from Charitas beach to Ri ...

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What if the Ottoman Empire Had Survived?

(Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 07/29/16 8:34 am) What would have happened if, as Cameron Sawyer asked on July 28th, the First World War had not occurred, or if Ottoman Turkey had not made the disastrous decision to enter the war on the side of the G ...

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Trump`s Cuba Policy

(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 07/29/16 7:48 am) To add to our discussion about the expected policies of the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, I'm sharing this draft of my article on Trump's Cuba policies, which will be publ ...

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US Rules of Engagement

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/29/16 5:23 am) Excellent post from Timothy Brown, 27 July. I have a few comments: In the old days, the military strategy of the US was to bomb first and only then attack with soldiers. Let's n ...

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Can a Constitutional and Democratic Regime be Democratically and (Un)constitutionally Dismantled?

(Jose Manuel de Prada, Spain, 07/29/16 4:55 am) Can a constitutional and democratic regime be democratically and (un)constitutionally dismantled? This seems to be the worrying trend these days. In Poland, the ruling party (Law and ...

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Posts on 07/28/16

US-Russian Relations under Trump

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/28/16 3:36 pm) To answer John E's question, a friendly cooperative relationship between the USA and Russia is imperative to save the world. I believe that such relations would be impossible with Hillary Clinton, ...

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Rio de Janeiro, Niteroi, and Water Pollution

(Clyde McMorrow, USA, 07/28/16 10:53 am) I, like Alan Levine (27 July), read a great deal about the sea water pollution of Rio de Janeiro and expected to find the floating bodies and foul flotsam described in the NYT article. My re ...

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What if the Ottoman Empire Had Survived?

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 07/28/16 5:29 am) I have written earlier about the remarkable way in which World War I, or the Great War, is the root of almost all of the geopolitical evil of the 20th century. In Turkey we see yet another str ...

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The One-Term Pledge: James K. Polk

(Orlo Steele, USA, 07/28/16 5:01 am) President Polk declared that he would serve only one four-year term and kept his vow. Was he the last to do this? JE comments: Greetings to Orlo Steele.  I didn't know that the Genera ...

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