Presentación En un trabajo poco lucrativo que hace, de vez en cuando, el autor del presente, se ve materia con un valor histórico, aunque no fuera para fines más allá del autodidacto. Tal educación más allá del sistema formal le ha llevado a búsquedas en el Internet, que multipliquen las fuentes informativas a las cuales […]
This is a partial transcription of four letters sent from Shanghai in 1948, to some place in English-speaking North America; describing a situation of runaway inflation, revolution, and the hope, if necessary, of escaping to a better life. The observations of the obviously well-educated writer can be compared with the political and economic history of the period preceding Mao Tse-Tung’s victory over the Nationalists. Readers may note that further parallels exist with hyper-inflationary experiences in other countries.
There are books, like movies, that may entertain, but effectively remain entirely forgettable shortly after their term of entertainment. Others leave an indelible impression. Hidden under the rather frivolous title, “Confusion Twice Confounded”, the present writer has found a mother lode of ideas which are relevant to the present: judicial activism, the bloated state, threats to democracy, and American exceptionalism, the interpretation of the intention of a law, to state a few – all deriving from the interpretation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments, especially through the lenses of two judicial decisions. This article expands on what was found in that book, and shows that the major argument is not confined to the United States, but to other republics with similar ideas in their legal frameworks; and to actions taken by Presidents even after publication of the aforementioned work.
This article discusses some of the most prevalent of the conspiracy theories, and their reasonableness. To this end, it starts with a definition of the term, and then surveys various real and virtual “geographical” entities for their various theories about which group or groups supposedly control the world – Sections I to VII deal chiefly with real areas, are treated as the essential regions from which controlling groups come. Section X primarily has to do with places from which conspiracy theory originates, while Section XI gives extracts of conspiracy-related material from fictional material that the present author has read. Once all the appropriate images have been added, it is hoped that an Escherian wordscape representing the mindset of conspiracy theory will have been created. If not, may this page at least be unlike any other on the subject!
German Scripts, from Kurrent, to Sütterlin, Rudolf-Koch-Kurrent (Offenbacher Schrift), and Koch-Hermersdorf-Schrift have their beginnings in the 16th Century, when the precursor to Kurrent was taught by writing masters. It was characterised by the traits of penmanship, which the use of quills or specially-nibbed pens afforded. As it was inconvenient for beginners, Sütterlin followed, especially for use in schools. Koch Kurrent was later presented as an aesthetically-pleasing, but easier to write version of the earlier form of handwriting.
This article gives a general appreciation of the German script; without repeating what has been done elsewhere, gives suggestions on how to decipher the letters, for which reason the practical examples included will not have been neatly written; and ends with a section dedicated to the development of the German style, in which some comparisons are made to other forms of lettering – inevitable, as their geneses are intertwined. Whether this article is to be used for pleasure, academic or genealogical purposes, by including a translation, this resource is thus accessible to those researchers who have the Teutonic language as their mother tongue, and those who know English and have the necessary knowledge of the former.
This detailed biography of Alexandre Maurice Delisle [April 20, 1810 – February 13, 1880], a 19th-Century entrepreneur, company executive, and government official, shows that he was a close associate of members of the the first circle of Canadian luminaries. An attempt is made to present all web-based information available about him, even if trivial. The minor details included show what other authors have thought important, while the overall scope of this article should eliminate the need for researchers to duplicate the present writer’s efforts at finding material. [Variant spellings of his name have been used, whether abbreviated, hyphenated, or Anglicized; only to facilitate matters for web search engines.]