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Posts on 06/17/21

Does Dissent Foster Innovation?

(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 ...

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Reviewing our Latin: Enemy Warfare Psychology

(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 ...

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Novak Djokovic Wins French Open: Greatest of All Time?

(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 ...

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Posts on 06/16/21

The Mysterious Ukrainian...

(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 ...

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Bloomsday 2021

(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 ...

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Is Putin a Killer?

(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 ...

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Posts on 06/15/21

China and the "Moral High Ground," Revisited

(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 ...

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Fall of Netanyahu: Quo Vadis Israeli Policy?

(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 ...

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Posts on 06/14/21

Hitler`s Laws Against Animal Cruelty

(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 ...

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A New Era in US-Turkish Relations? No Easy Path

(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 ...

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