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Posts on 03/24/17

Kufr and Kafir, and an Israeli Fighter Plane

(Michael Sullivan, USA, 03/24/17 3:44 am) It's interesting to note that many years ago the Israelis had a fighter aircraft named the Kafir. The US Marines bought it after the Israelis retired it from active service to act as an adversary ...

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Selective Moral Indignation: Brazil and East Africa

(Robert Gibbs, USA, 03/24/17 3:04 am) In Tor Guimaraes's post of March 23rd, he seems to be skipping the reality of Tim Brown's and others' critiques. War, slaughter, and genocide are not just occurring in, or a monopoly of, ...

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Posts on 03/23/17

New Book on Election Fraud in Spain, 1936

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 03/23/17 1:54 pm) Back on 2 August 2016, in my response to Paul Preston's inquiry about presenting evidence of electoral manipulations by the Popular Front in Spain's elections of 1936, I commented on my own re ...

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Selective Moral Indignation, Revisited

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 03/23/17 1:33 pm) I completely agree with Tim Brown (20 March) that in many cases "ideologically selective moral indignation is profoundly immoral." Except when the moral indignation is really self-judging ...

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Westminster Attack: "Enough is Enough"

(John Heelan, UK, 03/23/17 1:10 pm) Tim Ashby (March 23rd) is correct. More and more people are saying "enough is enough," and I fear that such attacks in the UK, France and Germany will generate demands for a revenge backlas ...

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"Real World Economics Review" Issue on Trumponomics

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 03/23/17 9:27 am) It is admittedly unlikely that you want to hear more about Trump, but just in case:  the special issue of the Real World Economics Review, "Trumponomics: Causes and Consequences&quo ...

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Thoughts on My Scholarly Productivity

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 03/23/17 4:47 am) I thank John Eipper very much for his kind praise about my productivity (22 March). However, without being modest in the least, I feel obliged to take some distance from it. 1. I'm complete ...

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Westminster Attack, 22 March 2017

(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 03/23/17 4:25 am) Thanks for your concern. Yesterday I was on the Tube from Vauxhall to Green Park when an announcement was made that Westminster Station was closed. As I walked across Green Park to the "se ...

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Posts on 03/22/17

Martin McGuinness: Terrorist and Peacemaker

(Nigel Jones, UK, 03/22/17 2:29 pm) An interesting encounter for Patrick Mears (22 March) on the day of Martin McGuinness's demise. I have mixed feelings about the man, and his close companion Gerry Adams. On the one hand, the ...

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Art and History: "Don Carlo" and the Egmont Overture

(Istvan Simon, USA, 03/22/17 12:18 pm) Great art, whether in music, painting or literature, is always imbued with history. Today I will talk about music, Beethoven's music, and Giuseppe Verdi's music. They both wrote about the same ...

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