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Posts on 07/19/19

Mayan Surnames...and Hyphens (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 07/19/19 4:59 am) Gary Moore writes: Edward Jajko's enlightening discussion of Arabic non-surnames, evoked by the mysteries of Our Man in Tapachula, Sabah Jerges José Dada ...

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Ask a Cardiologist

(Enrique Torner, USA, 07/19/19 4:02 am) As I reach the end of my sabbatical (where did the time go?), I'm trying to finish my article on the mysterious and suspicious death of Pope John Paul I.  I would like to request the ass ...

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Posts on 07/18/19

on Historical Revisionism

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/18/19 4:27 am) In his detailed post Francisco Rodríguez Jiménez (15 July) reported on the Spanish Association of Contemporary History's claim that the Supreme Court cannot determine the "histo ...

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"Lie to Others if You Must, But Never to Yourselves"

(John Heelan, UK, 07/18/19 4:16 am) In his detailed analysis of Vietnam, Max Hastings encapsulates the temptation when he says, "The maxim obtains for all those who hold positions of authority in war as in peace: lie to others if ...

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Posts on 07/17/19

Climate Change: Greenland, Indonesia, Florida

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/17/19 12:14 pm) Doom-saying is indeed a difficult business, so I always look for reasons to discount he bad news. Regarding Antarctica and Greenland, the two primary sources for future sea rising another 80+ centimet ...

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Spain`s Supreme Court and the Franco Ruling

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 07/17/19 6:06 am) A few weeks ago, in June, there was a pointless controversy, which generated some exaggerated reactions, regarding Franco's status as Chief of State in 1938, before the end of the Civil War in 19 ...

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Arabic Names and Surnames

(Edward Jajko, USA, 07/17/19 5:33 am) A comment on JE's comment on my posting about That Man in Tapachula (July 13th): John wrote, "I'm not 100% certain on the correct order of Sabah's name, but from the above, ...

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Ezra Pound, Economist--and a Keynes Quote

(Henry Levin, USA, 07/17/19 3:44 am) The presentation of Ezra Pound as an economist (Eugenio Battaglia, 15 July) is easily explained by John Maynard Keynes's famous pronouncement: "Practical men who believe themselves to b ...

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Pay Equity in Sports

(Francisco Ramirez, USA, 07/17/19 3:25 am) Whining over pay disparity?  (See David Duggan, July 15th.) Really? There are no Messi/Ronaldo superstars in the United Soccer League. You may want to distinguish between whining and activism, ul ...

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