In a riposte to a piece by Ron Gompertz about Spanish plans to sue Italy over the Roman occupation, Al Pernales suggests that a win might encourage Madrid to sue the US for collaborating with continental drift during the Triassic and thus raising to an unacceptable level the price of an afternoon’s shopping in Manhattan. I have been feeling vaguely discontented with my place in the world this afternoon, but I reject the notion of attempting to impose collective punishment on the planet via the courts and intend instead to nail for one hundred grand Franz Beckenbauer, the only surviving member of the–I will argue–alienationist German team that lost the last international philosophy world cup and broke my heart, so they did.
- Heidegger and Beckenbauer
I’ll be visiting Jan van Bakel’s site again shortly to quote from his extraordinary collection of letters written by Flemish soldiers
- Catalonia still in South America
It’s not that much more expensive to fly to Rio than to Madrid, so maybe Mr Quintanilla knows something we don’t
- Richard and the lion’s heart: the truth
So Richard Cœur-de-Lion owed his name to bravery in battle? Hmmm, because Robert Chambers‘ 1869 Book of Days, pillaging a medieval
- Are the Spanish media really obsessed with Israel?
John Chappell links to an old piece from the Stephen Roth Institute in Tel Aviv which claims among other things that
- What exactly begins at the Pyrenees?
In 1939, in a piece in La Revolución Nacional desde la Universidad. Cursillo de orientación nacionalsindicalista, José Pérez de Barradas, director