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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


May
24
comment How accurate is the Historical evidence use in the book Non-Zero?
Are book reviews on topic for the site?
May
24
revised Was the Bosnian Crisis the trigger to WWI and not the assassination?
edited tags
May
24
comment How do ideologies tend to fare after the regime upholding them falls apart?
@StevenDrennon: I agree with you that this question is too broad to be answered, and vote to close/delete.
May
24
comment What were the major objections that Augustine had with Jerome's translation of the Septuagint?
@T.E.D.: I entirely agree wih you. If you could get this "modded" to the other site, it would help this one.
May
24
comment What was the Nature of Resistance in 1938 Czechoslovakia?
@Luke: I would characterize your approach as "warm." The way I might structure the question is something like, "Would it have been possible for the Czech resistance in the 1940s to operate something like America's "underground railraod" (for escaped slaves), or were letters successfully smuggled in and out of the Skoda Works in "real life," or whatever other "mechanic" she wanted to use. That would show "research effort" and a general knowledge of "resistances," meaning that she would only be asking about the Czech variety.
May
23
revised What was the basis for the Nazis to support various ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and elsewhere over the majority populations?
defined groups within the Soviet Union
May
23
revised Have any armies equipped/fed their officers and enlisted men equally?
Put title in past tense to make it HISTORY
May
23
revised How much did the Chinese Summer Palace cost to build?
edited tags; edited title
May
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How Did Moscow Become the Capital/Most Important City in Russia?
May
20
answered How pro-Soviet was India join during the cold war?
May
20
comment The effects of war on the workforce
+1 A heroic effort to answer a difficult question.
May
20
comment Why was Switzerland not attacked during the two World Wars?
@jwenting: Regarding size and population, I'd call it a "porcupine" effect. That is an animal that is "prickly" in comparison to the amount of meat that can be obtained.
May
19
comment Why didn't the Arab states industrialize?
@Felix Goldberg: The OP tagged it with 20th and 19th centuries. That's about as clear as you can get.
May
19
comment Why didn't the Arab states industrialize?
@Felix Goldberg: Here, it says that "the original homeland of the Arabs is the Arabian Peninsula." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_world The rest of the "Arab World" is actually a hodgepodge of peoples including the Arabs. And the OP specifically said, "Arabian peninsula" in the first line.
May
19
comment What other pairs of wars have had a ~25 year interval?
@FelixGoldberg: I could consider that a precursor of the NEXT cycle (World War I, World War II, Korean War. The Spanish-American war was also associated with the Philippines and Asia. In any event, Cuba was "offshore" the U.S., not part of the north American continent. Nor was it part of the slavery debate.
May
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How would slaves have addressed their masters in Ancient Greece?
May
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on communication tag wiki excerpt
May
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When were soldiers compensated with land grants?
May
18
answered Do Navy Seals die in training?
May
18
answered Why didn't the Arab states industrialize?