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Posts on 09/19/18

More Thoughts on WAIS `19...and How Did WWI Begin in Cowes?

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 09/19/18 4:49 am) For how World War I started in Cowes, read Robert K. Massey. Another significant event which happened in Cowes:  Queen Victoria, the "Grandmother of Europe," died there in her fav ...

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WAIS `19: More Nominations for Venues

(Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 09/19/18 4:21 am) In case there is a consensus to decide on Istanbul as the venue for WAIS '19, I would like to reiterate my earlier suggestion to have a conference at Kaş-Patara, the birthplace of St. Nichola ...

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WAIS `19 Venues: A Vote for Vilnius

(Tom Hashimoto, UK, 09/19/18 3:34 am) Replying to Cameron Sawyer (18 September), how about Vilnius? If Vilnius, I could host the event at my university, ISM (as long as it is not during a busy time), and we can save the rental costs. ...

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Posts on 09/18/18

Arming the Sandinistas: A Secret Document

(Timothy Brown, USA, 09/18/18 9:23 am) I'm piggy-backing on Eugenio Battaglia's latest post to slip into the narrative on Nicaragua some information on how well the other side of the Cold War is doing today. At the time the ...

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Fifty Years after Tlatelolco Massacre: What was the Death Toll? From Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 09/18/18 7:17 am) Gary Moore writes: An intriguing reference by JE, reviving a WAIS post from 2004, has led me into a discovery, a startling one. The post was by our found ...

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Israeli "Revanchism"?

(Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, USA, 09/18/18 4:50 am) Response to John E and Gary Moore (September 16th): I thank JE for his kind greetings, though I am no longer in Los Angeles and have lived in Orange County for many years now. As for ...

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WAIS `19 Venues: Three More Nominations

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 09/18/18 3:44 am) My nominations for WAIS '19 would be: 1. Tallinn--more beautiful than Prague and 1/2 the cost. Interesting post-Soviet history and massive cultural offering. The cheapest place in Europe ...

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Posts on 09/17/18

Yugoslavia as an Artificial State

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/17/18 2:19 pm) Our friend Istvan Simon on 17 September wrote: "Everyone who knows the region knew decades before it happened that Yugoslavia was an artificial and unnatural construction." In my opin ...

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Revanchism and "Chosen" Peoples

(Henry Levin, USA, 09/17/18 4:16 am) In response to Gary Moore and John E (September 16th), I am not convinced that the term "chosen" explains the revanchism of the Jews and the stubbornness of the State of Israel. The ...

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Sundry Topics: WAIS in Prague, The Empire, and Poker-Playing Dogs

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 09/17/18 3:08 am) I have been thinking lately of three things: 1. Next WAIS conference. For a non-Adrian, non-Stanford site, I would nominate Prague: Read more


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