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Afghanistan (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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"Telos" Virtual Roundtable on Afghanistan: TODAY at 4 PM (US Eastern) (David A. Westbrook, USA, 09/18/21 3:23 am) The journal Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary is holding a roundtable discussion of the causes and long-term consequences of the war in Afghanistan. I'm a participant. It's f ...
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Vandalism in Afghanistan, US (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/10/21 3:22 am) It seems that the Taliban have learned something from the US and are following its example. The mausoleum of Ahmad Shah Massoud has been vandalized. Apparently there are no statues of Columbus ...
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Taliban's Treatment of Women (Massoud Malek, USA, 09/06/21 3:38 pm) This is the first time I feel that the US and fellow members of NATO should invade Afghanistan to free the women and educated people from Pakistanis, fascist Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf's Em ...
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War (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Strategy vs Logistics (David Duggan, USA, 02/22/21 2:34 am) George Shultz's service as an artillery officer in World War II brings to mind my nephew's service in Afghanistan, calling in Hi-Vees ("high velocity" missiles, sometimes called High ...
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A Nuclear Close Call: Soviet Submarine K-129, 1968 (Michael Sullivan, USA, 10/07/20 3:45 am) I had never heard of this world-class incident from 1968. Reading this article made me think of what disastrous circumstances may have developed had this Soviet nuclear missile been launched su ...
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Hitler Victorious: What I Dreamt Last Night (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/14/18 4:29 am) Last night in my sleep I had a very scare thought: If Hitler had been less of a lunatic, he could have won WWII. The interesting thing is that the nightmare was not based on the common scenarios, ev ...
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WAIS NEWS (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Fall Special! Donate $100 to WAIS for just $89! (John Eipper, USA, 09/16/21 4:21 am) Fellow WAISers, About twice each year I awake to no new WAIS submissions, and today is that day. Too little going on in the world? Too much contentment and complacency? Overall fatigue? ...
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In Covid Times, a Health Scare (Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 07/11/21 11:00 am) Why do they say the phone "rang bitterly"? When the phone rings, isn't it about the content of the message from the other person, whether it's painful or not? My friend on the ...
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WAIS Welcomes Kristin Pauly (US) (John Eipper, USA, 07/03/21 4:23 am) The perfect way to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend is by meeting a new WAISer!  Kristin Pauly of Annapolis, Maryland, comes to WAIS thanks to a nomination from John Hesley.  She br ...
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Books (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Enrique Torner's "Antologia de la literatura espanola del Romanticismo" (Enrique Torner, USA, 09/08/21 2:52 am) I would like to offer colleagues the chance to read the latest anthology I composed by having our dear editor, John Eipper, place it under the WAIS Publications niche. This is a digital annotate ...
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Now Available: Sir George Dixon Grahame Biography (Silvia Ribelles de la Vega, USA, 04/24/21 3:48 am) Dear John, dear WAISers, Just a quick line to accompany the link of my publisher that I share here with all of you today. The biography of the British diplomat Sir George Dixon Grahame (1873-194 ...
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Derek Chauvin Verdict...and World Book Day (Enrique Torner, USA, 04/23/21 10:46 am) I would like to thank our Brazilian WAISer-turned-US-citizen (just like I am a Spaniard who has become a US citizen) Tor Guimaraes for his complimentary comments on my post on Martin Luther and t ...
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Sports (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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End-of-Summer Sports Updates: No Grand Slam for Djokovic (David Duggan, USA, 09/14/21 3:35 am) The United States is out of Afghanistan, football season, both college and pro, has started, and the golf and tennis seasons are functionally over. Conflict is never resolved, but for a time there is ...
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Monica Contrafatto, Afghanistan Veteran and Paralympian (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/05/21 3:50 am) Italy has won first, second, and third in the women's 100-meter race (T63) in the Tokyo Paralympics. The bronze medalist, Monica Contrafatto, was a master corporal of the "Bersagieri&qu ...
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The "Woke" Olympics? Or the Joke Olympics? (David Duggan, USA, 08/14/21 4:16 am) The 2020? Tokyo Olympics ended with the US firmly in 1st place in the medal count. But the body count from conducting these games in the midst of a pandemic, with no fans in the stands, has yet to be ...
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History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Re-evaluating Franco's Youthful Military Career: Angel Vinas in "InfoLibre" (Angel Vinas, Belgium, 09/06/21 3:47 am) Dear WAIS Colleagues, The fact that I haven't been contributing to the discussions held during the past summer doesn't mean that I haven't followed them with some trepidation. Simply ...
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Thoughts on the Good Ol' Days: Manhattan (David A. Westbrook, USA, 08/30/21 2:48 am) In a note posted on August 25, Eugenio Battaglia mentioned rather en passant that he did "not care for the present society." Our esteemed moderator responded: "Your fin ...
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Two Anniversaries (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/28/21 12:25 pm) Today is an important anniversary: on 28 August 1963 Martin Luther King said, "I have a dream." JE comments: I'm no MLK, but it's also my anniversary:  15 years as WAIS ...
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