We all agree that Richard Nixon/Tricky Dick was a good president, right?
1. Yes, he was a paranoid alko and that did lead to the poor bastard's downfall.
2. He was a liberal.
Jimmy Carter's administration had to invite him to some White House thing because he was good friend's with Mao.
Reading the conversations between Kissinger/Nixon/Mao/Zhou Enlai is quite marvelous. They talk of Hegel, Winter War, invasion of Taiwan, nuclear war and dismantling USSR in perfect calamity.
Who'd win in a all-vs-all fight, a samurai, a Roman centurion or a crusader?
Go back to History Channel with your juvenile questions you monumental faggot.
OK, lads. Nobody get up until we've all solved this.
Linear A produces gibberish when assumed to be the same as Linear B. This is why people think it's Minoan (Or at least Wikipedia says so).
But has anyone checked to see if that gibberish is consistent with Indo-European in some form or another?
Does philosophy in today's world have any practical value or has it just become another way to entertain the mind? Does it make our lives easier?
Roman style Stoicism is valuable.
Both for yourself (it has a better strategy for happiness than our culture does) and for society (more virtuous people, less pleasure seeking).
Modern philosophy is mostly useless. I don't think anything done in the last century is of much value.
It'll be useful once philosophy cuts off the academically incestuous tumor that is Marxist/the cult of Social Justice.
It'll be interesting to see what happens in Japan. They cut funding to the humanities department of their universities. I predict an upsurge of thinkers who can actually think as opposed to spitting Dworkin's cunt juice everywhere.
You're ottoman sultan in the early 17th century and you feel as if shit is hitting the fan as corruption is everywhere and the military is complacent and becoming backward , what do you do to save the empire ?
Is Praxeology really as bullshit as non-Austrian Economic Schools make it sound like?
Do other schools of thought in social sciences employ similar deductive methods?
who are the most important thinkers for the 21st century?
>On 8 October 1912, during the First Balkan War, Lemnos became part of Greece. The Greek navy under Rear Admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis took it over without any casualties from the occupying Turkish Ottoman garrison, who were returned to Anatolia. Peter Charanis, born on the island in 1908 and later a professor of Byzantine history at Rutgers University recounts when the island was occupied and Greek soldiers were sent to the villages and stationed themselves in the public squares. Some of the children ran to see what Greek soldiers looked like. ‘‘What...
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Why is there something rather than nothing?
How do various religions and philosophical systems explain this? For example, the ones that deal with a certain perfect, supreme entity, how do they explain the creation of an imperfect world out of it?
Christians generally believe that since humanity abandoned God, God has decided to allow imperfections in the world to show humanity that they need them.
God is basically a gigantic bitch who acts like a jealous girlfriend throughout the entire bible
1 and 0
if there's something there's everything causality is a metaphysical law, existence explains itself, it exists because it exists, if it didn't nothing would have existed and you'd have a 0,metaphorically speaking.
What does /his / consider to be the best historical books ever written about the crusades that isn't apologetic?
>We now know that human beings have lived on the Japanese archipelago for about 100,000 years. Volume I of The Cambridge History of Japan proposes to cover the first 99,000 years,
Moar like the first Turk amiright?
>"Fellin' thim big trees wuz hard werk but we erned us all an onest week's wages."
how do you respond?
Were women in the olden days uglier than today?
Whenever you look at the old photos and drawings of women considered great beauties they seem homely compared to today.
Was it a difference in standards? Would 10/10s today not get a second look back then?
Or was everyone unhealthy, full of toxins/fetal alcohol syndrome?
Thoughts on Timothy Snyder?
Not only he did nothing wrong but in fact he did everything right
prove me wrong
Well no. What he did wrong was constantly antagonize his own retainers.
The dude had to deal with one betrayal or another almost nonstop. It ultimately lead to his demise.
Hideyoshi and Ieyasu were far better in securing the loyalty of their retainers and allies.
Will say though, Japan probably would have been better off with the Oda shogunate.