Which figures of history do you think aren't deserving of the praise they get?
Overrated people of history thread.
Will you learn Ancient Greek with me, /his/?
We can make it in to a daily thing, like Japanese threads on /a/.
ITT: We talk about the greatest empire in history.
>blew the monarchy the fuck out
>blew Catholics the fuck out
>blew the Irish the fuck out
How can one man be so based?
cromwell is a fucking cunt and literally ruined the entire world
his ancestors and anyone remotely related to anyone who signed charles death warrant should be forced into systematic poverty and barely kept alive on government welfare
>Puts his Betafag son on the Throne
>They dont even bother to kill him when he is deposed
/his/torians, what do you think would have happened if Zoroastrianism had become the dominant faith instead of Islam?
ITT: Times the good guys won and the bad guys lost
How dark were the Dark Ages?
Are there no merits to the title? If we're willing to measure societies, wouldn't this era be on the low-end, with respect to the west?
Seems kinda dark, desu.
Are classifications/categories social constructs?
On the grander scale, yes
Tribalism is, however in human nature and we often times classify ourselves into specific tribes based on appearance.
Race is the least specific (white encompasses norwegians, Italians, Serbians etc, all diverse populations but still a part of the same group) and can be further broken down into more specific categories (Balkan, Slavic, Scandinavian etc) and further into individual ethnic groups.
How can there be free will and choice when there's causality?
>Hunger and powerty reign in Germany. In four and half months of war Germany has lost four and a half million soldiers.
What did he mean by this?
Can we get an essential /his/ /lit/ list?
I have a few books that we could add:
>The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
>A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn
>the Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
Are you okay with worshipping the image of some violent Italian?
Catholics love to demonize the Borgias because it lets them deflect mentions of a less illustrious period in the history of the Mother Church. Just those filthy Spaniards defiling their fair institution, you see.
Cesare wasn't particularly violent by the standards of his age. He was admired by his contemporaries for his intelligence, good looks and princely demeanor. Machiavelli regarded him highly and it wasn't just because he had a crush on him.
How is Hedonism not the perfect ideology?
Some would argue that Buddhism IS a form of atheism. There's no divine god, just a man who attained enlightenment and was a Great Teacher to others
For me, what made me more than just casually interested, was the idea of impermanence and attachment, and how it causes dukkha, or suffering.
Why do public schools exist?
What is the source of this idea that everyone needs to learn what they teach you in school?
So that the kids learn which ideas are fashionable and which are not by noticing the facial expression and tone of voice of their Teachers and school books. Their opinions on specific issues are formed as they view and read the "correct view of history" as taught by their teachers and elders so that they might become fit voters for the already designated candidates and politicians.
It's a much surer way of controlling governments when you brainwash the population from the very start and take their kids to your "correctional institutions"