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Posts on Jan 27, 2015

Syriza Triumphs in Greek Elections

(Carmen Negrin, France, 01/27/15 4:10 am) I have admit that I am quite surprised by the amount of criticism the new Greek Prime Minister has inspired, even though he doesn't yet have a constituted government. Nobody questions the c ...

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 01/27/15 3:25 am) Today, January 27th, is "International Holocaust Remembrance Day," an international memorial day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust (or Shoah).  It is a reminder to the world of ...

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Posts on Jan 26, 2015

Syriza Triumphs in Greek Elections

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 01/26/15 4:10 pm) The initial WAIS reactions to the resounding victory of Syriza in the Greek elections have been less than enthusiastic. We will have to wait for a definitive evaluation from our colleague in Athens, H ...

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"Dialogues of the Heart"; a Response to Ed Jajko

(Vincent Littrell, USA, 01/26/15 2:05 pm) I found Edward Jajko's post of 24 January to be outstanding, and I wish to extend to him my thanks for writing it. I have long enjoyed Christian scholars of comparative religion who recogn ...

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Syriza Triumphs in Greek Elections

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/26/15 12:45 pm) I do not like it when a more or less communist-inspired party gets to power, but the triumph of Syriza in the Greek elections is only due to the incompetence and arrogance of the bureaucrats who ...

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Syriza Triumphs in Greek Elections

(Nigel Jones, UK, 01/26/15 11:55 am) As widely predicted, Greece's Syriza party (the term translates as the "Party of the Radical Left," a ragbag amalgam of Euro-Communists, Trotskyists, Maoists and Greens), has handsomely ...

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Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and the Religion(s) of Ancient Peru

(John Heelan, UK, 01/26/15 11:24 am) When commenting on my post of 25 January, JE wrote: "[The] 16th-century mestizo chronicler Inca Garcilaso de la Vega went to great lengths to reconcile Peru's pre-Christian beliefs with Catho ...

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Greek Elections, 25 January 2015: Beginning of Europe`s Anti-Austerity Wave?

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 01/26/15 5:52 am) Yesterday Greece elected a new government. The leftist coalition Syriza and its leader Tsipras will present major challenges for the EU in the near future. This political movement arose from th ...

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Bernard-Henri Levy and Tocqueville

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 01/26/15 2:22 am) Massoud Malek (25 January) brought up the French celebrity philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy. Some years ago, The Atlantic commissioned BHL to wander around the US à la Tocquevill ...

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(Robert Whealey, USA, 01/26/15 1:48 am) When commenting Enrique Torner's post of 25 January, JE asked: "Can anyone put forward a word for John Calvin?" I am not an absolute believing Calvinist, but as an American histori ...

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