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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
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Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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Crime (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/26/11 12:55 am)

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Execution of John Wayne Gacy, May 10th, 1994 (David Duggan, USA, 05/10/19 1:35 pm) For those who may not remember it, today is the 25th anniversary of the execution of John Wayne Gacy, still the all-time leader of serial killers with convictions of 33 murders, all young boys. The bo ...
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Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Nationals for DNC Hack (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/15/18 6:36 am) I have received an interesting email, from which I quote: "Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday in the hacking of the Democratic National Comm ...
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Orlando Nightclub Shooter Omar Mateen; "Bacha Bazi" (Massoud Malek, USA, 06/14/16 3:29 am) In a video, Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, who committed the worst mass shooting in the US history, said: "He was a good and educated son; the sight of two men in Miami kissing anger ...
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Turkish Holocaust (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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German Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 06/03/16 5:14 am) I think it is important to bring closure to this dark chapter of World War I, if the former Ottoman Empire is to have a good and lasting relationship with its non-Muslim European neighbors as modern-d ...
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Armenia, 100 Years Later (Richard Hancock, USA, 04/02/16 6:03 am) The April 2016 National Geographic has a melancholy article, "Ghost Lands: A century-old slaughter still haunts Turkey and Armenia," by Paul Salopek. This is part five of his serie ...
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Genocide Against the Armenian People, 1915 (Henry Levin, USA, 01/07/15 6:42 am) I'd like to call to WAISers' attention the following article in the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/m ...
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History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Survival in the Pacific: My Service in World War II (Richard Hancock, USA, 08/09/20 3:52 am) An article in the June 2020 issue of the National Geographic magazine describes World War II in terms of all nations involved, the number of casualties from each nation and interviews with pa ...
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History Doesn't Repeat, but It Rhymes (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 08/01/20 3:49 am) Gary Moore writes: There was a time in America--one of various such times--when nothing seemed to prevail against a new pandemic. "Diets, complacency, fulminations aga ...
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Forty Years of Genealogical Research, and a Breakthrough (Patrick Mears, Germany, 07/20/20 4:26 am) After (literally and precisely) 40 years of searching historical records and other documents, I believe that I unearthed just last night some critical, missing pieces of my Mears/Irish family history, ...
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German Holocaust (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Bernd Rother's "Franco y el Holocausto" (David Pike, France, 01/21/17 5:51 am) I followed the good advice of WAISer Angel Viñas and ordered the fine work of Bernd Rother, Franco y el Holocausto. Now that I've read it, allow me to make a few points, from the t ...
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re: Holocaust: Voyage of SS St Louis (John Heelan, UK) (John Eipper, USA, 10/22/06 3:32 pm) John Heelan sends this response to Bienvenido Macario's 21 October post on the ill-fated 1939 voyage of the *SS St Louis*: There is a very good account of the SS St. Louis and the tragic ...
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re: Hitler and the Jews (Vincent Littrell, Belgium) (John Eipper, USA, 10/22/06 3:27 pm) Vincent Littrell writes: Rereading Christopher Jones's comment from 18 October, "Of course, Adolf Hitler only wished the best for the world, and the Allies were led to believe that hi ...
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Historical Figures (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Trump, Coronavirus, and the Legacy of History (Anthony D'Agostino, USA, 03/20/20 4:09 am) Thinking about the very droll posting of Paul Pitlick and JE's comment (March 19th), I thought about my own WAIS note of November 2016, "Trump: the World Historical Individual." At ...
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Leon Pancaldo, Savonese Mariner Extraordinaire (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/21/19 4:21 am) Before the conclusion of 2019 I would like to remember the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan and of my fellow countryman Leon Pancaldo. The Colombo, Pancaldo and Da Cuneo families had proprieties aro ...
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Napoleon at 250 (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/15/19 5:01 am) 250 years ago today the greatest art thief of all times was born: Napoleon Bonaparte. JE comments: Yes, on August 15th, 1769. Where does a quarter millennium go? Napoleon is both i ...
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Decline of West (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Searching for Hope in Today's Troubled World (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/27/19 4:25 am) Yesterday I read an interesting quote: "The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were ...
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Robert Harris on Empire (John Heelan, UK, 11/23/15 6:48 am) In his latest book Dictator in the trilogy about Marcus Tullius Cicero (layer, politician, commentator on politics and law) and the decline of the Roman Empire, Robert Harris has Cicero musin ...
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Social Unrest and Decline of Parliamentarianism (Jon Kofas, Greece, 10/03/11 2:09 am) US protesters in New York remain vigilant against Wall Street capitalism that the two-party system guards while pretending to uphold the welfare of citizens. That the police arrested 700 New Yorkers t ...
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