Monday, May 18, 2009


For Latin Americans, it is an unbearable thought that a handful of Anglo-Saxons, arriving much later than the Spanish and in such a harsh climate that they barely survived the first few winters, would become the foremost power in the world. It would require an inconceivable effort of collective self-analysis for Latin Americans to face up to the fundamental causes of this disparity. This is why, though aware of the falsity of what they are saying, every Latin American politician and intellectual must repeat that all our troubles stem from North American imperialism. -Carlos Rangel

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Swiss Miss Guards???

There may be, in the not too distant future, female Swiss Guards at the Vatican. At so many levels, this would be a lamentable call so one hopes that resistance to the arch-feminist tug holds out in the end. More thoughts to come...