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/pol/ mostly has a negative attitude towards philosophers like Adorno or Horkheimer as if they were bitches of Zionist Ideology. To what extent is this true? I plan to read them, is it worth the time?
Well they hated western/white culture, that much is true. Even Habermaß fucked off because he got sick of their obesessive disdain and pessimism without constructive alternatives.
Adorno in particular was a "no fun allowed" piece of shit, literally thought we shouldnt have poetry because of muh holocaust
Tsundere, Heidegger, and Me is a Light Novel series about philosophers living in Japan as cute girls
-2nd to her: Descartes
-Upper Girl: Spinoza
-Left of Loli: Hegel
-Right of Loli: Kant
-Lesbians: Berkley and Hume
>“Decartes is a haughty princess, Nietzsche is yandere, Heidegger is a long-haired cultural club leader.”
Could the Mongols have made it to the Atlantic had the Khan not died?
They had beaten the fuck out of every European force until the time of the khans death and then chose to stop invading
They showed promise and the ability to beat any army they faced. I'm not sure if they had enough men to hold an empire of that size. I suspect they would have been waylaid by the Germanic tribes in the northern forests.
Where did it go so wrong? Or was it just doomed to fail from the start?
>country controlled by talibans
>Talibans have nukes
>Country is corrupt as hell
>Borders and ethnicities doesn't make sense (lot of different people living in the same country
It went wrong from the start, giving land for the muslims is a retarded idea and gandhi is a brit puppet and probably a muslim as well
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Has any country ever had as quick and dramatic a drop in geopolitical relevance as Britain did post WWII without being outright conquered or destroyed?
Britain is still very geopolitically relevant.
You are just comparing it wrongly to the level of power and influence they exhibited while they were a global Empire.
They are still a huge economic and political power, and is a nuclear weapons state.
OP didn't say the UK was irrelevant, he said it experienced a massive drop in relevance.
Which it did, the UK went from being THE superpower. The one that set the precedent of what it means to be a superpower for history. The country that the word had to be invented to describe.
Now it's gone from that, to the USA's right hand man, the mere accomplice of their old colony. And France is prime to take that honour at a moment's notice.
Hi guys, I'm making a report about the renaissance, and I have to find ideas and ideals of the renaissance, I don't know why, but I find it difficult.
Could any of you help me?
My focus at this point is how individuals became independent, and what the "Renaissance Human" is, as I feel that these 2 subjects can fill up to 4 pages.
Just art and culture became hugely popular, leading to patronage. See things like Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael, etc
Patronage provided for artists, musicians, playwrights, authors, etc, but often they would tend towards a bias for their patrons... to keep the money flowing.
Write about how the Renaissance was ridiculously overrated thanks to the enormous influence of its own thinkers, and that while it came with a lot of revolutionary art techniques, Renaissance Humanism was intellectually disastrous and plunged the West into 300 years of intellectual dark ages.
>Good book about the crusades?
I'd like to read a book about the crusades. It should include a detailed history of the Templars and the Albigensian Crusade. I'd also like to have one of these books that include, say, quotes from letters of knights and things like that. So just that I have some atmosphere. It doesn't have to be strictly academical/theoretical, but I don't want conspiracy BS (especially regarding the Templars and Cathars part), either.
Any recommendations maybe?
well i can think of Robyn Youngs triology, Brodherhood, crusade and requiem (these are the name in my lauge so they may differ for you sorry) its a bout a boy who gets invitet to the templar and ends upp joining a secret order within the templar and you get to follow him thru his life
and the triolgy of Arn the templar(translateded from my lauged to) not all of these books are about the crusade but a large pice of the books take place in it,
sorry for bad english
I'm trying to start reading into the history of the Quran, validity of the verses and just the general study of Islam itself. I need a non biased book, any recommendations?
How do I become Max Stirner in the most faithful way possible? I already got myself a wife who fucks other men as well, though I'm currently working on squandering her cash on opening a milk shop.
I also haven't found a circle of leftists to drink beer with and am currently trying to get a teaching position at an all-girls school. Any advice?
Did king Solomon really exist?
What was the high watermark for Western Civilization?
I would say the early 1960s.
10 AM, June 28th, 1914.
Industrial revolution era was the first peak of western civilization.
Then it peaked again in the 1900s, with the second stage of the industrialization.
And then the Roaring Twenties, 1930s, 1940s, were next next peak.
And finally it peaked again, for the last time and at the height of it's power in the 1960s.
How can a beaten, malnourished, neglected and depressed slave be any productive? Won't that actually be bad for the slave owner and his profits?
Pretty much this. The worst cases of beating slaves were uncommon incidents. Also liberals strangely want to portray fiction as though it were real. Using Uncle Tom's cabin to represent slavery is not a very good idea.
What are some good books about the general history of Persia, the Arab Peninsula, Zoroastrianism, and Islam? Really just middle eastern history in general, but I'll start there
Cyrus to Alexander by Pierre Briant
Definitive book on the arachaemenids.
Even in college my teachers would just skim over anything about this including history. What can /his/ tell me about the USSR? Any good books? How does it compare to its fellow super power and are there any misconceptions about them that should be cleared up? Was the KGB any different from the CIA? Was the US as big of a threat as many in the USSR thought? Did they either want global communism or did they really want people to stop invading them? After Stalin, were they really the "bad guys"?
USSR general I suppose
Pirani, Fitzpatrick, Andrle.
>How does it compare to its fellow super power and are there any misconceptions about them that should be cleared up?
Super-power is a pretty bourgeois western conception.
>Was the KGB any different from the CIA?
Conquest, Great Purge. (More like the FBI).
>Was the US as big of a threat as many in the USSR thought?
ha ha ha ha ha ha oh wow.
Read some fucking...
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>What can /his/ tell me about the USSR?
They did it wrong, like all real world Communists. Also they were very, very bad for everyone.
>After Stalin, were they really the "bad guys"?
According to people on this board who grew up behind the Iron Curtain, yes.