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Posts on 08/19/17

Can You Trust Americans?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/19/17 6:55 am) Looking at historical evidence, I believe most people would share John Heelan's assessment (17 August) that he trusts Americans as a nation but not the American government in power at any one time ...

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Do Confederate Monuments Have Any Cultural Value?

(Massoud Malek, USA, 08/19/17 4:50 am) On Thursday, August 17, President Donald Trump tweeted: "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.& ...

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What Were Mussolini`s Motivations in Spain?

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 08/19/17 4:08 am) I´m sorry to disagree with Eugenio Battaglia (18 August) on Mussolini´s motivations in Spain. As I explained in a previous post, Mussolini´s contempt for the Republic predated t ...

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How Did Mussolini Become the Axis Junior Partner?

(Nigel Jones, UK, 08/19/17 3:50 am) John Eipper (18 August) asked how it was that Hitler outmanoevred Mussolini and got him to follow Germany into his self-dug abyss even though this was clearly against Italy's interests. This ...

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Posts on 08/18/17

When Did Mussolini Become the Axis Junior Partner?

(Salvatore Bizzarro, USA, 08/18/17 4:13 pm) The historic encounter between Mussolini and Hitler in Rome dated May 3, 1938, cementing the Rome-Berlin axis already in the making since September 1937. Although Mussolini was ill at ease whe ...

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All Nations Follow Their Interests

(Istvan Simon, USA, 08/18/17 1:45 pm) Eugenio Battaglia (17 August) seems to be a hopeless romantic. Now do not get me wrong: I am a romantic person myself, so this is not necessarily meant to be a criticism. On the other hand, one diff ...

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Walking Les Rambles the Day After

(Jordi Molins, Spain, 08/18/17 10:14 am) This morning, I decided to walk through Les Rambles, in Barcelona. I wanted to emphasize that totalitarians will not defeat us--i.e. we have no fear. There were no blood stains on the ground, despite ...

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Was Mussolini Worried about Spain Falling into Berlin`s Orbit?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/18/17 10:06 am) Of course Carmen Negrín, 17 August, is viewing the problem from the Spanish point of view and I can understand this very well. However Mussolini decided to enter fully in the Spanish Civi ...

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Mussolini`s and Hitler`s Involvement in Spain

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 08/18/17 7:49 am) Since the establishment of the Second Spanish Republic in April 1931, Mussolini adopted an inimical position toward the new Spanish regime. The "aphorisms" which he kept until his death clea ...

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Barcelona Attack: Report from Catalunya

(Henry Levin, USA, 08/18/17 4:43 am) Sorry to be so neglectful in not sending a note on the attacks yesterday in Barcelona and Cambrils. You know the basic statistics. A furgoneta (van) weaved its way down the Ramblas for 650 ...

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