I kept hearing about more and more people getting their Trump Bucks, but I haven’t seen a damn thing so far. I’ve been checking my account regularly. I’ve been scouring the internet for clues. I’ve been trawling through Twitter for hope. Then I thought I’d found my salvation. The IRS released their Get Payment webContinue reading “Payment Status Not Available – The drama continues”
I’ve heard that there are conspiracy theories floating around that the US created the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. I haven’t bothered to read them, though I know it began with China denying the virus started there, as if their denial can change reality. We all know the first cases of the virus were from peopleContinue reading “A few thoughts on the impact of coronavirus in the USA”
I’m not sure what I expected to see outside, but it was fairly normal, just quiet and almost deserted compared to usual.
Image by U.S. Army – United States Military Academy, West Point, Public Domain, Wikipedia Ian Nish, “An overview of Relations Between China and Japan, 1895-1945,” The China Quarterly 124 (1990): 601-623. Peter Duus, “Introduction, Japan’s Wartime Empire: Problems and Issues,” in The Japanese Wartime Empire, 1931-1945 (1996): xi-xlvii. Rana Mitter, China’s War with Japan,Continue reading “Reading Response: Nish, Duus, and Mitter on why Japan invaded China”
In A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul: Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in Kasap Ilyas Mahalle, Cem Behar attempts to reconstruct the life of an Ottoman Istanbul neighborhood through the use of an exceptional collection of records that he claims are unique to Kasap Ilyas. The records he uses as a primary source for his reconstructionContinue reading “Response: Cem Behar’s “A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul: Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in Kasap Ilyas Mahalle””