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Posts on Jan 27, 2015

Culture as Part of Language Education

(Henry Levin, USA, 01/27/15 10:41 am) In response to Richard Hancock's post on language education (27 January), I am not sure you can teach a language properly with the correct "feel" and the right body-language if you do no ...

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Syriza and Podemos: Rise of Europe`s Radical Left?

(Anthony J Candil, USA, 01/27/15 8:52 am) I agree entirely with Carmen Negrín (26 January). We're demonizing new young political groups on the grounds of some old cliche of "déjà vu," when we haven' ...

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Tolerance of Religious Diversity

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 01/27/15 8:36 am) Enrique Torner (25 January) made a statement about me which I need to explain: "I have Christian (Catholic and Protestant), Muslim, Hindi, agnostic, and atheist friends, to name a few. There are ...

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on Monolingualism and Language Education

(Richard Hancock, USA, 01/27/15 6:35 am) When commenting my post of yesterday (26 January), John E said he couldn't think of a single argument against bilingualism. Other than the cost factor, there is the fact that bilingualism ...

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Greek Elections, 25 January: Parallels with Spain, 1936?

(John Heelan, UK, 01/27/15 6:27 am) When I first read of the outcome of the recent Greek elections, I had a déjà vu of 1930s Spain. WAISers will recall that a Spanish left-wing victory and a crumbling economy in 1936 led ...

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Syriza Triumphs in Greek Elections

(Carmen Negrin, France, 01/27/15 4:10 am) I have admit that I am quite surprised by the amount of criticism the new Greek Prime Minister has inspired, even though he doesn't yet have a constituted government. Nobody questions the c ...

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 01/27/15 3:25 am) Today, January 27th, is "International Holocaust Remembrance Day," an international memorial day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust (or Shoah).  It is a reminder to the world of ...

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Posts on Jan 26, 2015

Syriza Triumphs in Greek Elections

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 01/26/15 4:10 pm) The initial WAIS reactions to the resounding victory of Syriza in the Greek elections have been less than enthusiastic. We will have to wait for a definitive evaluation from our colleague in Athens, H ...

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"Dialogues of the Heart"; a Response to Ed Jajko

(Vincent Littrell, USA, 01/26/15 2:05 pm) I found Edward Jajko's post of 24 January to be outstanding, and I wish to extend to him my thanks for writing it. I have long enjoyed Christian scholars of comparative religion who recogn ...

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Syriza Triumphs in Greek Elections

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/26/15 12:45 pm) I do not like it when a more or less communist-inspired party gets to power, but the triumph of Syriza in the Greek elections is only due to the incompetence and arrogance of the bureaucrats who ...

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