(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.
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/12/21 4:27 am)
Many stateless peoples with no friends have existed and have disappeared throughout history, but we have also had stateless peoples with no friends becoming a great state, and even turning into the op