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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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answered Did the U.S. actively encourage discord between the Soviets and Chinese?
Jan
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revised Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
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Jan
13
revised What is the story behind the tall Northern offshoot on the West Virginia map?
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Jan
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answered What is the story behind the tall Northern offshoot on the West Virginia map?
Jan
12
reviewed Leave Closed Why are dates and locations important in History?
Jan
12
comment Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
@Semaphore: Maybe not in WWII itself. But certainly AFTER the war.
Jan
12
comment Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
@Mark C.Wallace: I edited the post to make this clear.
Jan
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revised Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
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comment Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
@Semaphore: The Communists were better GUERRILLA fighters than the Nationalists. Even if they were (initially) inferior in conventional warfare.
Jan
12
answered Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
Jan
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revised Why would Cavour ally with France instead of any enemy of Austria that wasn't looking to grab Nice and Savoy?
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Jan
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answered Why would Cavour ally with France instead of any enemy of Austria that wasn't looking to grab Nice and Savoy?
Jan
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answered Why did the north and south struggle to control the territories before the American Civil War?
Jan
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revised Why did the north and south struggle to control the territories before the American Civil War?
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Jan
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Jan
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comment Did it make sense for the Roman Empire to build a great wall?
I made the question more objective by asking if it made sense to build a wall in the first place, and vote to re=open.
Jan
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revised Did it make sense for the Roman Empire to build a great wall?
Made question more objective by asking for "sense"?
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Revival
Dec
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comment Did Herman Melville write the “textbook” chapters of Moby Dick?
@twosheds:Fair enough.