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An echo of 1930s Spain in Syria today

By Sol W. Sanders Some old dead white man said: “All historical analogies are odious”. He meant they stink because time, place and dramatis personae of any historical event are so particularistic, drawing similarities with another event defies logic. Yet, yet … we amateur historians play at the game and often. And perhaps there is […]

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EuroCrisis, Part II: Spain now, Portugal later and Germany on the hot seat

By Sol W. Sanders  The crisis of the European Union’s common currency goes into its second act, replete with a Spanish fandango as the curtain rises with the biggest peripheral Euro player downstage. Spain’s economy is almost twice as large as the combined early crisis victims – Greece and Ireland and waiting in the wings, […]