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Pilar Primo de Rivera, female leader in Franco’s Spain

The leader of the only female mass organization in Francoist Spain, the Women's Section (Sección Femenina, SF) of the Falangist movement, which was Fascist in its...

Amancio Ortega, the Spanish self-made man

Spanish billionaire businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona was born on March 28th, 1936 as the youngest of four children in the small village of Busdongo de...

Auguste Chapdelaine, French martyr of China

Auguste Chapdelaine was the French Christian missionary whose violent death at the hands of Chinese authorities on February 29th,1856 became the casus belli for...

Childhood memories from the Spanish countryside

It had been a long time since I had lunch with Spanish friends two days in a role. This wasn’t just because of the...

A long lunch with a contemporary witness

Today I was invited for lunch by a 90-year-old lady at her home in the neighborhood. She is mentally and physically still quite fit...

Jim Eagle has landed in Washington

After more than two months in power and therefore later than any other President of the United States, Joe Biden on March 26th, 2021...

Mr. Salmon and his friends like to sponge

On March 16th, 2021, household registration offices all over Taiwan were suddenly flooded with people applying to change their name to include the two...

Astrological signs still relevant in Taiwan

One big advantage of Chinese culture that I slowly learned to appreciate is the relative absence of religious fanaticism, so widespread in Islam and...

Sleepy Joe, «Blowin’ in the Wind»?

How fragile US President Joe Biden really is became obvious again when on March 19th, 2021 he stumbled twice before falling over the third time...

Three culture shocks

Although I consider myself a man of the world who can easily adapt to different environments rather easily, I have actually suffered three culture...

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