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Posts on 04/16/21

Erdogan and Ukraine

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 04/16/21 2:50 pm) To answer Eugenio Battaglia's question of 16 April--I do not know whether Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, is a "nice guy," but he is certainly a clever politician. ...

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A History Classic: "The Glory of Their Times"

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 04/16/21 4:40 am) Concerning John E's recent request for favorite "oldie-but-goodie" histories, my vote is a collection of oral histories of former professional baseball players collected by a former New ...

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Irredentism and Self-Determination in Donetsk and Lugansk?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/16/21 3:24 am) In reply to Boris Volodarsky (April 15th), the People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk have existed de facto by the will of their local inhabitants since  7 April 2014. As far as I kno ...

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Posts on 04/15/21

Hasbrouck`s "Foreign Legionnaires in the Liberation of Spanish South America" (1928)

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 04/15/21 3:26 am) I just received in the mail the history, Foreign Legionnaires in the Liberation of Spanish South America, authored by Alfred Hasbrouck and published by Columbia University Press in 1928, whic ...

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What is Really Going On in Lugansk and Donetsk?

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 04/15/21 2:54 am) Either Eugenio Battaglia (14 April) completely misunderstands the situation, or he seeks to present a false, completely misinterpreted version to WAISers. 1. No "detached republics of Donb ...

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Posts on 04/14/21

Is War Looming in Ukraine?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/14/21 4:20 am) The winds of war are blowing in Ukraine. The Ukrainian forces are pressing on the detached Republics of Donbas and Donetsk, while looking for the support of NATO, which already its finger on the ...

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A Tradition Like No Other, or, Wars Are Won by Attrition

(David Duggan, USA, 04/14/21 3:23 am) As WAISers continue to worry about the Spanish Civil War (which played a big part in Ken Burns' recent Hemingway documentary airing on PBS last week), I thought I'd offer some observation ...

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Posts on 04/13/21

Uyghurs Again; Comparing China and US Policies against Covid, Terrorism

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 04/13/21 4:21 am) JE commented on my last post: "I remain confused why Tor Guimaraes insists on the qualifying, even annulling adjectival 'so-called genocide' when referring to the Uyghurs. Repor ...

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What Led Me to Stanford, Prof. Hilton

(Richard Hancock, USA, 04/13/21 3:23 am) To answer John E's question, I knew nothing of Ronald Hilton before I went to Stanford. I became acquainted with Prof. Hilton when, as a major in Spanish, I was required to attend his class in Hi ...

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