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Posts on 02/26/21

What If Hitler Had Died in the Great War Trenches?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 02/26/21 4:05 am) Our esteemed editor asked: "Had Hitler perished in the trenches like millions of others, would there have been a Nazi Germany?" (See Francisco Wong-Díaz, February 25th.) My ans ...

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What if Calvo Sotelo Hadn`t Been Assassinated?

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 02/26/21 3:10 am) I disagree with Francisco Wong-Díaz's references to Lenin and Calvo Sotelo. There was a long stretch between the death of Lenin's brother and 1918. What if the Germans hadn't allowe ...

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Calvo Sotelo`s Assassination did NOT Start the Spanish War

(Carmen Negrin, -France, 02/26/21 3:08 am) I would like to take this opportunity to thank John for his balanced comments, in mails not all easy to respond to and some very biased (certainly including my own, according to some). Just a v ...

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Posts on 02/25/21

Helen, Georgia: Bavaria in the Appalachians

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 02/25/21 2:53 pm) My thanks to Pat Mears (February 23rd) for an excellent post. As somebody who has spent a lot of time in both the West and Germany (my mother is German), I've long known about Winnetou. It is a ...

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Calvo Sotelo: A Clarification

(Arturo Ezquerro, -UK, 02/25/21 6:45 am) Just a factual clarification on Francisco Wong-Díaz's fascinating post, which is a key part of an engaging WAIS debate on civil wars. José Calvo Sotelo was not a PM but an MP: ...

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Comparative Civil Wars: Mexico, Russia, Spain

(Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 02/25/21 3:29 am) I have not read the Urcelay-Maragnes book, but know that many Cubans of Spanish descent also fought against the Spanish Republic. The "loyal island" was full of Spanish and Spanish-descend c ...

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Posts on 02/24/21

"The Republic`s Greatest Error"; Comparative Historical Studies

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 02/24/21 10:56 am) I must apologize for having been all too silent during the last few months. A lot of things have occurred while I was beavering away working on my next book. I'm pleased to inform you that it' ...

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Golf Legend Tiger Woods Suffers Critical Injuries

(Enrique Torner, USA, 02/24/21 6:40 am) Tiger Woods, the golf legend, has suffered major traumatic injuries to both of his legs after a serious car accident in California. He is lucky to be alive, but his golf activities are probably histor ...

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Is the Spanish Civil War Still Relevant?

(Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 02/24/21 2:53 am) The first civil war of the 20th century occurred in 1910 Mexico, followed by the one in Russia. Both were led by personalities fighting ideological battles where atrocities occurred which were later r ...

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Posts on 02/23/21

Europeans are Happy with a 3 to 4% Return

(Jordi Molins, -Spain, 02/23/21 1:29 pm) Ric Mauricio (February 23rd) is right that Hedge Funds yield, on the long term, about 7.3%. Since the Hedge Fund manager of the strategy we have been discussing so far is able to get 50% of ...

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