What do you guys think about this guy? Just started listening and it's nice, but is it accurate?
There are answers on this by various historians online. The general consensus is that he's entertaining and mostly accurate but he's not the one you want to turn to if you want in-depth knowledge about the subject. He's a good entry-point for history enthusiasts and generally interesting to listen to. That said, I just bought The Fall of the Republic from his site and I'm enjoying it so far.
He's great. He brings a lot of passion to the table and is pretty entertaining. He also draws good conclusions and is pretty accurate for an amateur historian (which fortunately, he seems to have the humility to never forget he is).
he cites his sources a lot, and reads many straight quotes. He will mention if he was forced to rely on only a few sources in a section (because of language or other constraints). HE often mentions what biases his source might be bringing to the narrative (such as Chruchill's account of the Gallipoli doonbogle is somewhat damage control)
Except for some of his analogies, I can't see where you could fault his accuracy very much.
Never believe anyone entirely, always double check what someone says.
Moralism is objectively retarded
the world biggest superpowers history have see got there through methods which would label as inmoral
such thing as a christian or nationalistic society cannot exist, it would be detroyed by societies whom leaders take no pride in such ideas
prove me wrong
Who killed Hoffa, /his/?
One of the former members of his mafia did an AMA on reddit I wanna say around a year ago. He stated that the body will never be found. One of the main theories that goes around here in new jersey is that we has thrown into a wood chipper
Could anything in history accurately be attributed to what we know as "evil"?
Are there any such people who are "evil"?
Anything monarchy related or done by religious spearheads. If someone had a plan, gained political power and influence, while commiting atrocities to get in that place and later to secure it, that person is not evil, because they think they are in the right and just.
How will history remember Rhodesia? If at all?
For what it's worth, I don't think that Rhodesia will be remembered much at all. Instead, it will be twisted by white nationalist /pol/ types like Dylann Roof (pretending that Rhodesia was an all white country so they can masturbate to the idea of a race war) and communists (who will wrap it up as part of the broader narrative of anti-colonialism, which is a bit ironic seeing as Mugabe was funded by the Chinese, so it's sort of colonialism in the first place).
Most people don't give a shit or don't even know that it existed. The only people who really discuss it are permavirgin neckbeards on internet forums, sort of like this one.
I do enjoy reading about Rhodesian SAS putting the beatdown on a bunch of retarded Africans, though.
Ghengis Khan and Mongolian empire thread. Discuss battles and badassery.
It was an exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philly
Is Free Market Capitalism and secular democracy appropriate for a Christian society?
I grew up Protestant, so was obviously taught Jesus loves Capitalism and America, but converting to Catholicism later in life, I've grown skeptical of both.
>>Note: I'm not a leftist
I wonder though, can a Christian, in good conscience, accept a society that's turned pornography into a multi-billion dollar industry?
I've also grown skeptical of separation of Church and state. I think a better scenario would see...
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Trying to analyze how the the narrative and moral basis of the christian religion (and its proselitysm) is entwined with western culture and policies is an appropriate historical thread.
Asking how society should change to accomodate your world view is a political one.
So, bring this to /pol/
ITT: Historical figures that did nothing wrong
>turned russia from a war-torn shithole to a superpower that went to space and conquered half of europe
If you had to choose one decade of the 20th century to live in... which one would you choose and why?
One thing about me is I cringe hard whenever my professor is wrong. I'm just that assburger.
>if you look at this map you'll see Italian Libya in 1910
Anyone have any tales like this?
>teacher has MA
>teaching AP European History
>we had a test about the industrial revolution in Britain
>he spelled Britain "Brittan" every single time on the test
HOW DID HE GET HIS MASTERS???
Most of a Master's degree program in a liberal arts field is buddy system bullshit.
Academics, and I say this as nonpolitically as I can, are some of the most conniving, backstabbing people out there.
As far as why he's a teacher, I'm assuming you go to an American public school, so you're lucky he isn't a community college drop out with a degree in "general education" and a teaching certification.
If there were no guns, would these guys beat everyone?
>Phalanx Formation invincible
>Forgets that Romans defeated Phalanx
>This is pre-marion rome too
>thinking smelly greeks are better than patrician romans
How much different would the world have been if the continents had remained in the Pangaea formation?
Thered be a massive interior desert. Like, truly massive, makes the Sahara look like a kid's sandbox. Using that map, basically all of Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela, the USA east of the Rockies, Canada east of their Rockies, everything in south Greenland, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, most of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Somalia, most of Pakistan, most of India, Ceylon, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and a good portion of Argentina, and everything in between, would all be desert.
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What does /his/ think of Osprey Books? Are they good entry read for all those subjects that they represent?
/his/ Tell me the reason why the Kurds were so oppressed and failed to have a country by the end of the ottoman empire or by the end of British dominance in the middle east ? why is it that arabs didnt like them ?
what do you think of Extra History?