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I took a double major in Economics and History in college in the 1970s. My "sweet spot" probably lies at the intersection of those two subjects. For instance, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" was really an "economic" admonition--to conserve ammunition.

I am the published author of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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comment German invasion of Poland details
This question is about historioGRAPHY, and quite relevant, IMHO.
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answered Why did the Government of India Act create separate electorates for the depressed classes?
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comment Did The Soviet Union Need Both Prongs to Succeed At the Battle of Stalingrad?
Welcome to the site. A pretty good answer.
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answered Given Hitler's Austrian ancestry, why did he develop German nationalism rather than Austrian nationalism?
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answered Why was Benedict Arnold liked by the Tories but scorned by the Whigs?
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@PieterGeerkens: Changed Arnold's "politics" to "actions" and how they were viewed across the Tory Whig political spectrum.
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comment Status of merchants in feudal Europe
@TylerDurden: Included them.
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revised What are the historical reasons for religious and political negative attitudes towards homosexuality?
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comment Why is China a member of the UN Security Council?
@Schwern: Saudi Arabia wasn't exactly a great power at the time, but now Arabic is the sixth language of the UN. Some Indian language is a good candidate for the seventh. In answering as I did, I drew heavily on what we know today (and what FDR, but not Churchill), foresaw in the 1940s.