Monthly Archives: November 2010

52 Weeks in Slovakia: Make one of these treats with a loved one this weekend

Christmas Market November 29, 2010 By: Allan Stevo In mid-November, the usual vendors are cleared out of the Main Square in Bratislava and carpenters spend a few days preparing it for its new seasonal look. They carefully lay out wooden foundations. Slowly over the next few days these foundations take shape and become the 100+ […]

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52 Weeks in Slovakia – Where Were You 21 Years Ago Today?

Re-posted from 52 Weeks in Slovakia. November 17, 1989 November 22, 2010 By: Allan Stevo Twenty-one years ago today marked the start of the Velvet Revolution. It began on the International Day of Students, November 17, 1989. In 1939, Jan Opletal, who was a Czech medical school student was killed by the Nazis during a […]

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52 Weeks in Slovakia – St. Martin and the Geese

St. Martin and the Geese November 15, 2010 By: Allan Stevo Legend tells of a Roman soldier on horseback coming across a man begging alongside the road. The beggar was poorly clothed and shivering in the cold.  The Roman soldier, who was awaiting his baptism, upon seeing the beggar was moved to draw his sword, […]

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52 Weeks in Slovakia: A Slovak Gem – Unknown to Most

IFF Bratislava November 8, 2010 By: Allan Stevo I’ve numerous times traveled from Chicago to Bratislava in November. In Bratislava, November is the month that has the unpleasant distinction of helping you recognize exactly where your shoes have sprung a leak. After babie leto (Indian Summer) comes to an end, the months of relative dryness […]

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52 Weeks in Slovakia – Remembering the Dead

This is from Monday’s post at www.52inSk.com. The “52 Weeks in Slovakia” site is going strong. Lots of comments there. Lots of people signed up for the mailing list and lots of people visiting. I’m happy with how the first month has gone. Click here to sign up for weekly updates and join the conversation. […]

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I Don’t Trust the Tea Party

This was run at LewRockwell.com today. -A.S. I Don’t Trust the Tea Party By: Allan Stevo I don’t trust the Tea Party. I’m distrustful of new movements and remember how for eight years of Bush II, people who once had smaller government views suddenly abandoned those views in blind devotion of the president. I realize […]

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Murphy-Krugman Debate – All Purchases will Fund that Debate

Every U.S president for a long time has been surrounded and influenced by Keynesian advisors.  About five years back, I started to systematically question the logic of Keynesian economics. Some schools of economic thought are quick to point out what an utter failure Keynesian economic theories have become.  However, despite financial crisis after financial crisis, […]

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