(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 09/25/21 4:14 am)
Recently I was talking with an old German friend, a diplomat with more than 30 years of experience as an ambassador in various countries, mainly in the Middle East, Egypt and Latin America. As usually
(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 09/25/21 3:19 am)
I don't wish to make mountains out of molehills, but during the past few days some unusual things have happened to me that might not be coincidences but could be somehow "intentional."
(Muqtedar Khan, USA, 09/24/21 3:57 am)
Dear WAISers, I trust this item will be of interest:
Cricket Tour of Pakistan Cancelled: Revenge of the West?
(David A. Westbrook, USA, 09/23/21 9:12 am)
With regard to the Deep State discussion, one might also mention the 19th-century political economist (and editor of the Economist) Walter Bagehot, who wrote of the development of a hidden bu
(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 09/23/21 5:43 am)
This is more in the nature of gossip, but if you want to post it, it is fine by me. [Absolutely! This is a textbook example of the "WAIS Effect"--JE]
In Francisco Ramí
(Francisco Ramirez, USA, 09/23/21 3:59 am)
These are two examples of earlier works that highlighted the concentration of power in America.
The Power Elite is a 1956 book by sociologist C. Wright Mills, in which Mills calls atte
(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 09/22/21 10:04 am)
I just read that one of my favorite Spanish-speaking writers, Arturo Pérez Reverte, has just published his latest work. El Italiano is based on real, historical events of World War II,
(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 09/22/21 2:29 am)
Thank you, John Eipper, for your explanation on the Deep State. Now I know why we have had this communication problem.
You have a powerful imagination: "My skepticism has to do with
(Leo Goldberger, USA, 09/21/21 3:22 am)
The recent news of a rare moral hero these tragic days ought to receive much laudatory publicity--namely Dr. Alan Braid of San Antonio, Texas!
In publicly protesting and defying the outrageous
(John Hesley, USA, 09/20/21 10:01 am)
John E asked me off-Forum for an update.
I've been working on quite a lot for the past few years. When I retired four years ago, I was already into in-depth study of neuroscience focusing on