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Posts on 02/25/20

Franco-Era Priests and Stolen Children; Chapter Divisions in my "A People Betrayed"

(Paul Preston, UK, 02/25/20 7:16 am) Fasten your safety belts for possibly the most boring contribution ever to WAIS. The answer to Enrique Torner's question (February 24th) about religious vocations after the Spanish Civil War ...

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The Anna Erra Incident...and a French Analogy

(Jordi Molins, Spain, 02/25/20 4:32 am) José Ignacio Soler (February 22nd) described Anna Erra, the Mayor of Vic and a member of the Catalan Republican movement, as "xenophobic, racist and supremacist." José Ig ...

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Archives, Primary Sources, and History

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 02/25/20 4:12 am) I agree to an extent with Boris Volodarsky (February 23rd) about the reliability of primary sources. It may be more true as far as intelligence sources are concerned. Other sources are more reliable. ...

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What if Trump Loses Election and Refuses to Step Down?

(David Krieger, USA, 02/25/20 3:56 am) Tor Guimaraes (February 22nd) raises a very interesting question for discussion on the Forum. Here are a few thoughts on the imaginable possibility of Trump illegally attempting to remain in office a ...

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Posts on 02/24/20

Priests During the Spanish Civil War, and a Word on the Rojos

(Enrique Torner, USA, 02/24/20 3:41 am) I would like to address in this post several comments and questions addressed in recent WAIS comments on Francoism. First all, I would like to thank Carmen Negrín (February 19th) for sha ...

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An Open Letter to Xi Jinping: Give the People Free Speech

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 02/24/20 3:14 am) Xu Zhiyong, the Chinese dissident who called Xi Jinping "not very smart" and called for him to resign, has been arrested. Xu's remarks came at a time of increasing calls for freedo ...

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The Great Hockey Game of 1980--High Over the Northern Pacific

(Michael Sullivan, USA, 02/24/20 2:55 am) Speaking of the American Olympic hockey team's upset victory over the Russians in the Olympic Games in 1980, it was a world-newsworthy event.  I may have shared this anecdote years ago on WAI ...

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Posts on 02/23/20

Some Recent Archival Discoveries

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 02/23/20 10:02 am) In reply to John Eipper's latest query, I'm sharing a couple of my archival discoveries: I don't know or I haven't found any book dealing with the fact that the chief of the Repu ...

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How Reliable are Primary Sources?

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 02/23/20 8:43 am) Ángel Viñas's toiling in the archives obviously deserves every praise and yes (answering JE's query in his 22 February comment on Ángel's post), there's a lot of n ...

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The Great Hockey Game of 1980; Nixon Rides Again

(David Duggan, USA, 02/23/20 4:56 am) Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the US Olympic hockey team's 4-3 victory over the USSR at the Lake Placid Cold War Olympics. It is also the first weekend in eight years that former Illinois ...

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