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Politics (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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"Dubious Friends of Donald Trump" (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/11/19 12:25 pm) Last night I watched a series about the "Dubious Friends of Donald Trump. I had heard many rumors about his Russian mob connections which saved him financially when the regular banks wanted noth ...
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Butch Cassidy, and a Lesson for the Democrats (Paul Pitlick, USA, 10/06/19 3:56 am) You'll probably think I'm being flippant here, but I'm considerably more than half serious. Many of us are old enough to remember Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. There& ...
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Populism in One Word (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 09/28/19 11:47 am) Gary Moore writes: As President Trump's painful but definitive victory on the FY 2019 illegal immigration surge has gone partially unheralded (some may wonder wh ...
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Nationalism (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Inclusive Nationalism and Supremacist Nationalism (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 02/04/19 2:12 pm) In what was supposed to be my last post on the question of language and politics in Catalonia, John E remarked, "Spanish nationalism is 'inclusive'? This may be the case at present, but ...
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Nationalism Theorized (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 11/25/18 1:58 pm) The topic of nationalism has emerged many times on this Forum. I have been very critical of the concept, and I believe it is clear how harmful nationalism can be for a society, for its coexistence amo ...
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Autonomy Movements in Corsica, Patagonia (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/18/17 4:42 am) The crisis of Catalonia/Catalunya has rather faded away, but there are crises of a similar nature all over the world. For instance, in the first round of the local elections in Corsica, the auto ...
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WAIS NEWS (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Six to Go! "Bienvenido" to Bienvenido Macario (John Eipper, USA, 12/02/19 4:00 am) A WAIS-sized thank you to our veteran colleague Bienvenido (Ned) Macario, the latest addition to the 2019 Honor Roll. Bienvenido is the second WAISer I met in person, at the 2001 Stan ...
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A Joyful Thanksgiving...and WAIS Wednesday (John Eipper, USA, 11/28/19 3:53 am) Thanksgiving embodies the very best aspects of US culture (humility, generosity, loyalty, gratitude), and it's one type of "soft power" we Gringos should unashamedly project upon the ent ...
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Remembering Charles Ridley (John Eipper, USA, 11/25/19 3:44 am) JE:  With great sadness, I forward this news from Marie Ridley: My father Charles Price Ridley passed away peacefully on his 86th birthday, November 16, 2019 at 3:3 ...
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Spain (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Jordi Pujol as Racist and Xenophobe (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 11/26/19 1:32 pm) I was surprised by John E's comment on my post about corruption in Catalonia. John asked, "how is Jordi Pujol ominous and racist--and xenophobic?" If I understood John correctly, ...
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On Eve of Elections, Challenges to Spain's Democracy (Jordi Molins, Spain, 11/08/19 4:40 am) On Monday, in an electoral debate for the Spanish elections on November 10, the Conservative candidate Pablo Casado disclosed that in a private conversation, the Spanish Prime Minister, the Socialist ...
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Franco was Not a Fascist (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/06/19 2:38 am) In several recent WAIS posts about Spain, Francoism quite often has been described as an equivalent to Fascism or even Nazism: Nothing is more inaccurate. Already in 1937 the President of the Re ...
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European Union (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/02/11 2:26 am)

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Controversy Surrounds Proposed EU-Mercosur Agreement (Patrick Mears, Germany, 09/20/19 12:27 pm) In recent months, media focus has sharpened concerning threats to farmers in the Republic of Ireland which would be triggered by a Hard Brexit with no "Irish Backstop." This situation would ...
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Visegrad, New Hanseatic League, Trimarium: EU Fragmentation? (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/07/19 11:35 pm) Yesterday, as per article 126.3 of the EU Treaty, the European Commission commented "with regards to Belgium, France, Italy and Cyprus the conformity of said countries with the judgment in relati ...
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EU under the Shadow of Empires (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/02/19 12:28 am) Italian geopoliticians in recent days have been having a discussion about the American Empire being against a real, independent, efficient and United Europe. Of course, other ex- or new Empires may be ...
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UK (United Kingdom) (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Eve of UK General Elections (Timothy Ashby, Spain, 12/11/19 3:08 am) Buenos días John, First, let me wish you a safe and trouble-free visit to Cuba. I look forward to your WAIS report following your return. The UK general elections take place ...
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A Visit to Derry: History, Language, and Brexit (Patrick Mears, Germany, 11/09/19 2:55 am) On October 30th, my wife, Cornelia Lohs, and I traveled from Dublin to Derry (Londonderry) in Northern Ireland via train, with a train change in Belfast. We spent three days in Derry combined with one ...
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Freezing to Death in UK? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/21/19 4:04 am) My intuition has been telling me there is something fishy about Boris Johnson pushing for Brexit like his bank account depends on it. He seems to be a more debonair Trump and much smarter, even lika ...
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