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Posts on 07/01/20

On 500th Anniversary, Mexico Rebrands "Noche Triste" as "Noche Victoriosa"

(Enrique Torner, USA, 07/01/20 4:58 pm) On the night of June 30-July 1, 1520, Hernan Cortés' Spanish troops, together with Tlaxcalans troops, suffered a terrible defeat against the Aztecs at Tenochtitlan, despite the fact that th ...

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New Coronavirus Cases in US vs EU: A Graph

(Francisco Ramirez, USA, 07/01/20 5:02 am) Need I say more?   JE comments:  Perhaps more ne ...

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Peregrinations of a WAIS Post: Louis Venters`s "No Jim Crow Church"

(Vincent Littrell, USA, 07/01/20 3:58 am) I was perusing the Internet this morning and found that a post I wrote for WAIS back on June 18, 2019 about Professor Louis Venters's book No Jim Crow Church was discovered by the author. ...

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Posts on 06/30/20

New Flu Virus Found in China: BBC

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 06/30/20 9:02 am) BBC reports today: "Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China." Have the Chinese done it again? A colleague in China writes: "Most probably yes." < ...

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The De Courten Plan: A Late-WWII Proposal to Keep Tito out of Istria

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/30/20 3:59 am) Answering the question from our esteemed moderator, the so-called De Courten Plan to save Istria from Tito takes its name from the Minister of the Navy of the Kingdom of the South, Admiral Raffaele de ...

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Posts on 06/29/20

Has Academia Lost the "Lecture Culture"?

(Enrique Torner, USA, 06/29/20 2:21 pm) I am so glad Gary Moore appreciated the David Pike lecture I posted on June 28th. David gave the same lecture at our university (Minnesota State), but it was accidentally not recorded, so I was elated ...

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Spellbound by a David Pike Lecture: Gary Moore Reports

(John Eipper, USA, 06/29/20 6:04 am) Gary Moore writes: Well, I've now spent much of my Sunday sitting spellbound before the computer and listening, in awe, to the eloquence, erudition and insight of ...

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Russia Offers Bounties to Taliban for Killing US Troops: NY Times

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/29/20 4:34 am) One of the few things I continue to appreciate from President Trump is his apparent policy of military disengagements (with some shocking exceptions) all over the world. I believe military str ...

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On Wirecards, Punchbowls, and "Teutonic" Central Banking

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 06/29/20 3:49 am) The punchbowl metaphor (see Tor Guimaraes, June 27th) is ancient in central banking. It has been attributed to a speech given in 1955 by then Fed Chair William McChesney Martin, who himself cred ...

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