And also is it possible that Poles genetically don't have a resistance toward it? Because if I were to inject such a disease in your common Western European citizen and a Pole today, would they both hold out or would the Pole instantly die?
Very interested. Please comment.
Are Muslim caliphates the only examples of successful theocracies in history?
Technically, China and Japan were founded as theocracies, but their respective tribal shamans grew to something else (i.e. largely secular rulers such as the Chinese Huangdi and the Japanese Tenno.)
While the field of fashion in itself is a social construct, dependant on the changes that occur societies, why aren't we undergoing a sudden surge of new ideas when we're at the eve of a war? There's nothing truly innovative in today's fashion and we are simply recycling ideas that were already there and the clothing which truly is innovative is not as accessible to the general populace or the bourgeois classes as it was post-WW2.
What's the verdict? Glorified dictator or liberator and saviour?
Are philosophers just pretentious twats? You really have a huge ego to call yourself a philosopher and write about how society sucks.
I'm reading Nietzsche right now and he sounds self-righteous. What the fuck is even the point of his stupid book?
The biggest pretentious asshole so far is Kant with his "enlightenment".
What are your opinions on Christopher Columbus and the conquering of the Americas?
how powerful was the ottoman empire at it's height?
if you have zero experience with an actual foreign language you are completely retarded to think you can actually contribute to /his/ and you should gtfo.
>inb4 but i took a semester in spanish
spanish, french, german, etc are just english with a slightly different accent and grammar
>actual FOREIGN languages
- chinese (shit-tier, tho)
irregardless of how busy you perceive yourself in your daily life, you should learn a new language at least every couple of years.
if trains your brain more than anything else. most real polyglots are also geniuses in other areas because their brains were subjected to merciless gains with every new language.
oh, did you know that russian.rt.com shows a completely different world than the english rt?
same for aljazeera
>inb4 google translate
what is video?
what are speeches by politicians?
what are non-translatable expressions?
what is reading between the lines, which gets lots in 95% of the translations?
what is real life with no google translate?
i never understood putin's speeches in the original (like 99% of all of /pol/), all i ever got were translations and press releases. until one day, i decided to learn russian. i deliberately stopped watching any of his public appearances. after a few months, when i felt solid in russian, i played one of his old speeches i once watched but never understood.
>tfw you will never know the feel of finally understand someone
>tfw you still believe the actual literal words matter, while in reality 90+% is the choice and placement of words in connection with body language
sry if my english sucks but for the past months i've been immersing myself in something you would consider "moonrunes" or some shit
When did you realize that humanity isn't special?
What people never invented Swords?
from my understanding everyone did, but is there an exception?
Do you guys believe in god? If yes, why? If no, why not?
When did you come out of the atheist closet?
>Do you guys believe in god?
I was never raised with religion. And when I studied it in school I just couldn't buy it. Most of my theology professors were atheists as well, and the one Catholic admitted it's most likely nonsense but he needs something to hang on to so he took the existentialist "leap of faith".
Felt a bit like watching a kid take santa seriously. No offense to believers.
Who is your favourite modern artist (post-1863)?
For me, I would have to say Malevich, followed by Kirchner and Kandinsky.
Did Russia ruin communism? There was once a time when "communist" simply meant "person who advocates for worker's rights." Then Russia came along and ruined everything.
Communism ruined communism. A society based on equivalent distribution of wealth is doomed by design.
> A society based on equivalent distribution of wealth is doomed by design.
Careful there, go back over history and have a look at what happened to societies where the patricians got so rich they lost touch with the conditions the plebs lived in
>A society based on equivalent distribution of wealth is doomed by design.
Right. Which is why feudalism and aristocracy was abolished.
What gun had the biggest effect on world history?
How do you go from this...
Context is king in art history. Pretty much everything since the mid-1800s has been a direct answer to whatever came 10 years before.
There has been plenty of art in every genre in the 20th century, so it doesn't need to be an X vs Y thing.
How do you go from this...