(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/17/21 4:16 pm)
When commenting on my most recent WAIS post, John Eipper had some interesting comments about the "paramount importance of freedom of expression (and especially, of dissent)." John argued th
(Edward Jajko, USA, 06/17/21 3:51 am)
Eugenio Battaglia used this pseudo-Latin phrase, "inimicus bellum psycologia," in an earlier posting, there defining it as "enemy warfare psychology."
My philological senses
(David Duggan, USA, 06/17/21 3:26 am)
The year is not half over, astronomical summer hasn't started, and yet the tennis and golf seasons are half-way through, at least measured by the number of "major" tournaments played. Th
(John Eipper, USA, 06/16/21 7:46 am)
This morning at 7:24 AM US Eastern time, I sent out a post from our faithful correspondent in Savona, Eugenio Battaglia. What landed in my inbox (and those of other WAISers, according to re
(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 06/16/21 5:48 am)
I sent this text to a group of people I correspond with, one of whom is a born and bred Dubliner who lives "just down the street" from Paddy Moloney of the Irish traditional music group, the
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/16/21 4:22 am)
John E asked, "Isn't fairly obvious that Putin is a killer?"
No, at least not any more than the average low-profile president of the Empire has been. For instance, it is said that
(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/15/21 3:59 am)
John Eipper commented on my last post: "Tor, [can a nation claim the moral high ground if it] allows no freedom of expression or freedom of dissent? Earlier, I said that China will truly be a m
(John Eipper, USA, 06/15/21 3:19 am)
It's only Tuesday, and the week is already full of Big Deals in geopolitics.
Yesterday's NATO meeting saw Biden's "America's back" reaffirmation of the allia
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/14/21 5:34 am)
As a young PM, Mussolini had a cat named Tobia. The photo you posted of il Duce petting a cat while working at his desk most probably depicts Tobia. Il Duce had a painting made of the
(Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 06/14/21 3:49 am)
Months after he was elected and took office, on the sideline of a NATO summit, the new American President Joe Biden finally is to meet today (June 14th) with the Turkish leader. According to some anal