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A Yankee At Large · 1M ago

NO REQUIEM FOR A NAZI

My friend John was the first person who ever talked to me about Erich Priebke. An American World War II vet, he surprised me by saying he didn’t know what all the fuss was about. SS Captain...
A Yankee At Large · 1M ago

THE ESSENTIALS OF DEMOCRACY

  “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire, as quoted by Evelyn Beatrice Hall in "The Friends of Voltaire" (1906, pub. S. G. Tallentyre) ...
A Yankee At Large · 1M ago

THE BEFORE AND AFTER OF A 'HAVING IT ALL' REGIME

“Vamos por todo...¡por todo!Cristina Fernández de Kirchner  Dark humor from a Facebooksite called "Si-no-te-gusta-vaffanculo"Authentic democracy filled the streets of major cities all over A...
A Yankee At Large · 1M ago

ARGENTINA DERAILED

Plaza Once Station (photo by José María Pérez NúñezCC by SA 2.0 creativecommons.org via WikimediaCommons: Ciudad Gris/La Estación)Argentina this past week marked the first anniversary of the...
A Yankee At Large · 1M ago

QUEST FOR TRUTH OR FOREIGN POLICY WHITEWASH?

July 18, 1994, the scene of destruction at the AMIA heaquarters in Buenos Aires. Over the course of the past week or so, scores of headlines in the Argentine media have been devoted to what ...
A Yankee At Large · 1M ago

WAGGING THE DOG

 There’s an old adage that says that a dog is smarter than its tail, because if the tail were smarter, it would wag the dog. From that maxim comes the expression “to wag the dog”, which mean...
A Yankee At Large · 1M ago

PERONISM: THE ENEMY WITHIN...ALWAYS

Embattled Bariloche Mayor Omar GoyeLate this week, Argentina’s embattled Bariloche Municipal Mayor Omar Goye was still insisting he wasn’t going to resign. Nobody was really asking him anymo...
A Yankee At Large · 1M ago

THE DECEMBER 21 SYNDROME, ARGENTINE STYLE

The good news is that the world, as you might have noticed, didn’t end yesterday. So maybe the Mayans just grew bored with making calendars and decided to get into a new racke...
A Yankee At Large · 1M ago

CRISTINA’S 9D ROCK BASH

Yes, my birthday is indeed on December 9, but no, I swear I had nothing to do with the extravaganza that Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner and Company staged at the Pink House in Bueno...
A Yankee At Large · 1M ago

HOSTILE TAKEOVERS CO-OP STYLE

Okay, let’s start from the premise that, by most US standards, I would probably be considered way left of center. In fact, just about any time I read a statement by Professor Noam Chomsky—p...