Could Germany and Austria ever unite into one state?
where were you when the humanities departments have hunted falsifiability into extinction?
>where were you when the humanities departments have hunted falsifiability into extinction?
When did Kuhn publish "structure of scientific revolutions" and highlight the problem of incommensurability again?
What if Carthage won the Punic wars? How would the world be today?
Post flags of countries before they Westernized.
Pre Commie Vietnam
More interesting than a souless commie flag
Specifically, the ideas of Sartre, Camus, etc.
I find there is no meaning in what we do day to day. But there is the answer of why we exist,what happens after death and many other questions about life that still keep me interested.
When is Monarchy better than Democracy?
It has been proven to work through pretty much all of human history, both systems have their own Downs and Ups, what could make Monarchy a better suited system in contemporary world?
What does everyone think of the 1970s in America? Was it a decade of new possibilities for increased class and racial solidarity? Or was it the beginning of the end for American democracy?
I feel like the 1970s were the last hopeful decade America had and since then everything has only gotten worse, in terms of race relations, class division and wealth inequality, dysfunctional political systems, the death of unions and the working-class, erosion of the middle class, etc.
Also, some of the greatest films and music of all time came out during the 1970s.
Where did the surviving Knights Templar go after their order was disbanded?
I've heard about a theory which suggests they went to Switzerland and created and laid he foundation for Switzerland's banking culture.
ITT we talk about unsolved mystories.
Who's the young man with Raphael ?
here's a better unsolved mystery: why were the vikings literally unstoppable?
ITT we post interesting /his/-related things in your town. They can be graves, museums, locations, plaques, etc.
I'll start with a couple of locations from my own home city. Pic related: Old Calton Burial Ground, Edinburgh. The round building is David Hume's tomb, and the statue of Lincoln is a memorial to Scottish soldiers who fought for the Union in the Civil War. It was the first statue of a US president outside the USA.
Waverly Station, Edinburgh's rail hub. It is the only railway station in Britain, and possibly the world, to be named for a fictional character, Sir Walter Scott's 'Waverly'.
A wee bit outside Edinburgh, but Scotland is so small we might as well not care - the house on Kirkcaldy where Adam Smith wrote 'The Wealth of Nations'.
The causeway out to Cramond Island. The island formed part of Edinburgh's naval defences in the WW2. You can visit the island by walking across the causeway at low tide, but you need to get back before high tide or you'll be stranded. The large concrete spikes to the right were built during the war to stop submarines or shallow-draft vessels infiltrating past the island at high-tide.
>National Socialism and any other form of conservative revolution was a false revolution, or at least a completely inauthentic political movement, because it wasn't Communist
Why do so many people parrot this garbage, as if the only way a movement can be 'authentic' is if it abides by a set of principles nobody outside the Ivory Tower cares about? Zizek always says this.
I laugh every time people try to use the dictionary strawman of Fascism, as it is a one size fits everything.
When in reality, Peroism, National Socialism, Francoism, and Fascism are all very different things.
I would define fascism as "for the health and well being of the people".
As in capability, not equality, not liberty.
>Sikh bodyguards kill Hindu prime minister
>Hindus start a pogrom of Sikhs, government turns a blind eye
>Only 3000 die
How is it that something this inflammatory and religiously charged occuring in a non-1st world country could only result in 3000 deaths?
Is something like this really not enough to trigger a full-blown genocide?
Just a guess but Sikhs likely would have defended themselves.
Which Diadochi was the best?
What exactly is a psychopath? And is it true that a lot of leaders, high ranking, and influential people throughout history were psychopaths?
Now the dust has finally settled....
who won? IRA or Britain?