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Posts on Mar 26, 2015

What Does Hegemony Mean in the 21st Century?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 03/26/15 5:31 pm) Commenting on my 25 March post, John Eipper asked: "What does national "hegemony" mean in the 21st century? Do the old metrics (richest, biggest markets, strongest military) still appl ...

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China, Hegemony and Birth Tourism; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 03/26/15 2:26 pm) JE: Ric Mauricio sends this response to Tor Guimaraes (25 March): It appears that there is thinking that the government of the People's Republic of China is seeking world hegemony. ...

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Was POUM Trotskyist? Semi-Trotskyist?

(David Pike, France, 03/26/15 1:57 pm) John Heelan (25 March) described the POUM as Trotskyist. So do others. And some historians write of the "semi-Trotskyist POUM." But if Trotsky said, "The POUM has nothing to do with m ...

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Orwell and Barcelona`s "May Days"

(Nigel Jones, UK, 03/26/15 8:32 am) Whatever the inaccuracies and partialities of Orwell's account of his eyewitness part in the Spanish Civil War in Homage to Catalonia, he has two inestimable advantages over the historian ...

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Orwell and Barcelona`s "May Days"

(Paul Preston, UK, 03/26/15 4:49 am) John Heelan (25 March) is probably right about the factors that inspired Orwell's anti-Communism. However, I do not think that Orwell understood what John calls "the real truth of [what was] ...

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Legal Status of Panama Canal Zone

(Timothy Brown, USA, 03/26/15 3:48 am) A quibble. Unlike what John E wrote on 24 March (see Randy Black's post of that date), the Panama Canal Zone was never US territory. It was administered by the US per treaty, which is how the Car ...

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Young Woman Killed in Kabul

(A. J. Cave, USA, 03/26/15 3:29 am) Before the ink on my Nowruz greeting of 20 March was barely dried, an innocent young woman was savagely killed in Kabul. I thought other WAISers would write about this, but no one has. So, I am- ...

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Posts on Mar 25, 2015

Lee Kuan Yew on China

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 03/25/15 1:08 pm) Apropos Lee Kuan Yew and his views on China as a world power, Mr. Lee concluded: "China's political system is not attractive and they have no attractiveness as a model. China has littl ...

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World Hegemony, and a Lee Kuan Yew Quote

(Mike Bonnie, USA, 03/25/15 9:38 am) Heard on public radio this morning; I can't quote the exact source and therefore cannot verify the accuracy of the comments: The guest speaker on the program told a story of havi ...

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Has China Found the Formula for World Hegemony?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 03/25/15 6:40 am) When commenting my post of 24 March, John Eipper put an irresistible question to this Forum: "Have the Chinese found the successful formula for world hegemony?" My answer is yes, with only o ...

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