ITT: White man getting BTFO!
i recall one awesome story which must have been one of the last great sword battle in history. A Russian and Japanese officer dueled in the midst of a battle while the troops around stopped to watch. The Japanese officer won the duel and struck down the Russian if I remember.
Is liberalism* the logical conclusion of empiricism?
* in the European sense of the word
First of all, basing knowledge on sensory experience automatically puts focus on the individual, since it is always an individual's senses that are experiencing something. Any talk of 'general will', 'spirit of the people', 'historical inevitability' and the such simply has no place in this context. Politics can only be seen as concerning a set of individuals, never a nation or some other collective entity.
Further, any large collective projects undertaken by the government...
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What are the best books on these two men?
I've been intending to skim through these ones, considering that I've been told that they're entertaining (erm, therefore is difficult to nuance whether those are your aims, given that "best" isn't that precise of a criteria). Supposedly does a run-through of his career.
It hasn't been disclosed to me though whether it has a translate version.
The great football KuK bowl, Austria vs. Hungary is about to start.
I think this warrants a thread about all things KuK.
Im just going to post all things related to Austria 1815-1918 I have, feel free to discuss
Austrian volunteers in Mexico supporting Maximilian.
I know that england declared war on Germany afterwards, but why did he decide to invade france?
He should have known that the French would never submit to german rule, the might take France, but they could never keep it.
He should have stopped at Poland, sealed up his boarders and waited it out.
At any rate, invading Russia was fucking foolhardy, I don't know how no one could have been like, "Umm, mien fuhrer? I think this is maybe not being such a good idea..."
>holy shit this was easy
>maybe the erdereich and the infinite lebensraum is not a bad idea
>send da jews to siberia
>this gonna be as sweet as that afternoon in poland
Invading Russia was always the plan, it was THE reason for Nazism to exist. Invading France was necessary after the Allies DoW, Hitler's real mistake was in breaking the Treaty of Munich and so revealing himself to be a liar. After that, there was no more room for a negotiated settlement over Poland since the Allies had no confidence Hitler would confine his ambitions to the Polish Corridor.
Becase he wanted France. Among other things. So he needed his east border secured. That's why he tried to ally with Poland and when that failed he allied with Soviet Union which some faggots still ignore. Then they defeated Poland waited a bit and turned to France that was still patiently waiting for the attack all this time.
What is the most degenerate religion? I want to join.
A fancy theory with all the B-Grade sensationalism just made for a shitty paperback.
Thoughts? Accurate statement?
Did christianity lead to a major decline in the use of sex toys?
Is this the best board for discussing philosophy?
If not, where?
Candide, as he was returning home, made profound reflections on the Turk’s discourse. “This good old man,” said he to Pangloss and Martin, “appears to me to have chosen for himself a lot much preferable to that of the six kings with whom we had the honor to sup.” … “Neither need you tell me,” said Candide, “that we must take care of our garden.” “You are in the right,” said Pangloss; “for when man was put into the garden of Eden, it was with an intent to dress it: and this proves that man was not born to be idle.” “Work then without disputing,” said Martin; “it is the only way to render life supportable.”
Was Voltaire right?
I'm writing my thesis on "humanitarian intervention", responsibility to protect (R2P) and democracy.
I really like this board and your recommendations, so do you guys have any ideas on reading material? It doesn't need to be directly related with my theme, as long as it could help me.
/his/ I need your help. Can you name some of the most important domestic conflicts in US History?
How can a Catholic look up at this while kneeling down in worship of the eucharist and then think to himself "my church isn't pagan in the slightest?"
The same way Catholics manage to justify everything else wrong with the church
>"but muh church does so much good even though it is a haven for pedophiles and support regressive beliefs and practices that keep the poor and improvised in a cycle of poverty so they will always rely on the church
Where did the secularization of the Islamic world at the start of the previous century come from? And why has is turned around again?
I usually never post, but your interest seems sincere.
The secular movements started already mid 19th century before Abdulhamit II. took power.
As we you may know he was deposed by the Young Turks who also were secular. In fact Ataturk was a member of the Young Turks.
After the disaster of WW1 Ataturk established a secular nation, however the country was in desperate need of intellectuals and academicians. So many ex-young turks found their way in to the government.
Secularism held power...
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