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Posts on 05/16/21

Avoiding War with China? What Can Be Done

(Hall Gardner, -France, 05/16/21 4:28 am) In citing Bob Dylan ("Talkin' World War III Blues"), yes I was trying to attract some attention! In fact, I do think the chances for major power war are growing, and Taiwan is one ...

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Bullfighting and Pope Alexander VI (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 05/16/21 4:06 am) Gary Moore writes: Thanks to José Ignacio Soler (May 14th) for the thoughtful look at bullfighting, and the reminder that indeed, Catalonia, too, has ...

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Posts on 05/15/21

Trump`s Border Policies Deserve Prison

(Leo Goldberger, USA, 05/15/21 6:11 am) As an avid fisherman in my younger years, including fishing in many wonderful places across the world, including my favorite spot in Ibiza, Spain, I never thought that the lobsters I caught--whether f ...

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A Slovakian Film, "The Auschwitz Escape"

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 05/15/21 4:02 am) The Irish Times Online published a highly complimentary review of the 2021 film titled in some countries as "The Auschwitz Report" or "The Auschwitz Escape" in others. He ...

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US-China Relations Revisited: A Webinar (May 20th)

(Hall Gardner, -France, 05/15/21 3:55 am) Please find enclosed an invitation to my next webinar on the US and China, to be held on Thursday May 20 at 2:30 Paris time. I hope WAISers will be interested! The discussion will be moderated b ...

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Posts on 05/14/21

Bullfighting and Catalonian Tradition

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 05/14/21 4:29 am) Commenting on my last post about sacrificing animals, especially in bullfighting (tauromaquia or "la lidia," as it is commonly called), John E points out that in Catalonia this prac ...

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How Can the US Compete with the Chinese?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 05/14/21 3:21 am) About four years ago we had an exciting discussion comparing China and the USA along social political economic dimensions. My final remarks were that "we Americans should concentrate on improvin ...

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Posts on 05/13/21

U of Cape Town Fire: An Appeal for Help

(Jose Manuel de Prada, -Spain, 05/13/21 6:24 am) In connection to the recent and devastating fire that destroyed the African Studies collection at the University of Cape Town, John Eipper asked if I knew of any "crowd funding" initiative t ...

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Sacrificing Lobsters...and Bulls

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 05/13/21 4:50 am) I can understand the scruples against slaughtering lobsters alive in boiling water. It would possibly be more "humane" to kill them first. On the other hand, is there a humanitarian differe ...

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On Memory and Alzheimer`s

(Leo Goldberger, USA, 05/13/21 3:45 am) The body of research on memory and aging is quite extensive and complex--though a fine overview published by our professional organization, The American Psychological Association, is available via th ...

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