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Posts on 12/10/19

What`s the Deal with US Holidays?

(Enrique Torner, USA, 12/10/19 12:56 pm) Speaking about holidays, in Spain a holiday means nobody (or hardly anybody) works. Since I come from this perspective, US holidays have always puzzled me. There are holidays in which some peo ...

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"Cara al sol" and "Horst-Wessel-Lied"

(Carmen Negrin, France, 12/10/19 4:03 am) In response to Silvia Ribelles (November 18th), I wonder what would happen in Germany if there were a play about the Second World War and the show included the "Horst-Wessel-Lied." In ...

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Thoughts on Secular Holidays

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/10/19 3:20 am) John Eipper commented on my last post: "Does [Tor Guimaraes's] God the Universe theology allow for holidays? Isn't there something fundamentally irrational and unscientific about making ...

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Religion and Nation-Building: Eastern Europe

(Bàrbara Molas, Canada, 12/10/19 2:54 am) John E raised this question on December 8th: "Why does Eastern Europe turn towards religion, while Western Europe grows ever more secular?" In my research, I find that religion as a mo ...

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Posts on 12/09/19

An Alternative to an Ever-Expanding EU? The Delors Plan

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 12/09/19 2:45 pm) I'm very busy working on an expanded version of my latest book. However, I cannot let pass without commenting José Ignacio Soler's post on the EU in response to Eugenio Battaglia ( ...

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Intelligence, Knowledge, and Religion

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/09/19 3:53 am) First, Happy Holidays to all. John Eipper responded to Eugenio Battaglia on December 8th: "Why does Eastern Europe turn towards religion, while Western Europe grows ever more secular?&quo ...

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EU, Nationalism, Separatism: Response to Eugenio Battaglia

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 12/09/19 3:32 am) Eugenio Battaglia (December 6th) once again severely criticized NATO and the European Union. This is nothing new, as several other WAIS colleagues have expressed an inexplicable feeling of disgu ...

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Posts on 12/08/19

An AMLO Report Card (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 12/08/19 2:36 pm) Gary Moore writes: John E asked for a one-year report card on "Amlo," Andres Manuel López Obrador, Mexico's startlingly different, "center ...

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Time for Christmas Shopping (in Ireland)

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 12/08/19 4:41 am) Today, December 8th, is the traditional day for the Irish to begin their Christmas shopping: Read more

Why Are the Former Soviet Bloc Nations More Religious?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/08/19 3:55 am) When commenting on my post "A New Iron Curtain in Europe?" (December 1st), our esteemed moderator very correctly stated, "Very few of the new NATO nations in Eastern Europe would welcom ...

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