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Posts on 09/27/23

Noam Chomsky and Linguistics: A Frank Appraisal

(Istvan Simon, USA, 09/27/23 3:18 am) I think Mendo Henriques' essay analyzing the thoughts of some US academics is quite interesting. His thesis that you have to be from a country that had a real empire to understand empires is quite ...

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Germany`s Changing Attitudes on Refugees, Immigration

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 09/27/23 2:41 am) This article from the Irish Times describes the shift in public opinion here from Merkel's "We will do it!" to "Katy bar the door!," which should be considered in ligh ...

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Is NATO a Threat to Russia? Yes, by Its Very Existence

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/27/23 2:18 am) Istvan Simon (September 26th) went to great lengths to argue that the post-Cold War NATO was not a threat to Russia. But the bottom line is very simple. NATO not disbanding in 1991 automatical ...

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Posts on 09/26/23

Why the US Withdrew from ABM, INF Treaties

(Istvan Simon, USA, 09/26/23 10:13 am) Alice Whealey's September 22nd response to José Ignacio Soler is just as abundant in negative adjectives as previous posts by her and Cameron Sawyer. She goes to some length of how these ad ...

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Two Chicago-Area Deaths: James B. Zagel and James Hoge

(David Duggan, USA, 09/26/23 4:08 am) There have been a couple of Chicago deaths of consequence that may have gone under-noticed in the world at large and WAISdom specifically. The former chief federal judge for the Northern Distri ...

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Ukraine War and Various Academic Traditions: Who is Best Positioned to Understand the Conflict?

(Mendo Henriques, Portugal, 09/26/23 3:14 am) I am closely following WAISers' positions on the war in Ukraine, and I do not need to repeat my congratulations that this platform expresses a warm support for Ukrainians, as shown by the flag log ...

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Posts on 09/25/23

A Banned 1980s Film

(George Zhibin Gu, China, 09/25/23 6:54 am) In the entire 1980s and early 1990s, China's divine power went wild and conducted endless attacks in the Maoist way, especially against educated elites. One example: In early 1981, the rulers atta ...

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Woodiwiss, Ukraine, and a Superficial Comment from JE

(Istvan Simon, USA, 09/25/23 2:44 am) I am compelled to respond to John E's comment on my post of September 23rd. In my opinion John's comment tending to dismiss the entire testimony of Woodiwiss suggesting he was just mot ...

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FEMA National Alert Test, October 4th

(Enrique Torner, USA, 09/25/23 2:15 am) In case US WAISers do not know this, I would like to bring to your attention that on October 4th at 2:20 EST, your life might be loudly disturbed by a FEMA national alert that will affect cellphones, ...

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Posts on 09/24/23

Petraeus and Woodiwiss on Ukraine War

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/24/23 5:23 am) Istvan Simon forwarded two interviews with General David Petraeus and the British ex-officer Simon Woodiwiss to make the point that Ukraine will win the present war. David Petraeus was commander ...

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