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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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revised Which sources should I believe regarding CV-8 Hornet?
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comment Which sources should I believe regarding CV-8 Hornet?
This is acceptable as a historiography question. I recast it as such, and joined the vote to reopen.
Oct
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revised Which sources should I believe regarding CV-8 Hornet?
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Oct
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revised Inquiry into the nature and roots of the temporal power of the Roman Catholic Pope:
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revised Inquiry into the nature and roots of the temporal power of the Roman Catholic Pope:
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answered Inquiry into the nature and roots of the temporal power of the Roman Catholic Pope:
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comment Why does only Iran have a Governor of the Jurisprudence?
@moudiz: And I answered: "No other Islamic country ever had such a violently anti-secularist revolution." [than against the Shah]. No other country so strongly felt the calling for a reappearance of the Mehdi prior to Judgement Day.
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comment Why does only Iran have a Governor of the Jurisprudence?
It's a valid question once properly edited. I am working on such an edit.
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answered Why does only Iran have a Governor of the Jurisprudence?
Oct
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comment What was Poland's posture during the Seven Years' War?
@FelixGoldberg: That's not surprising. (Virtual) "protectorate"="pre-partition"= "led to partition." The liberum veto en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberum_veto in Poland made for a truly chaotic country, at least in the 18th century.
Oct
13
comment Why did religion mixed with politics hold back progress of Europeans but not the Turks?
@LennartRegebro: I appended the clause "but to a different degree" to the OP's "The Ottoman Empire also had its politics mixed with religion," which I take to be an attempt by the OP to be evenhanded, rather than being "incorrect." (And the Turks are not the Arabs.) Then the question is answerable based on "degrees of badness."
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answered Why did religion mixed with politics hold back progress of Europeans but not the Turks?
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revised Why was 19th-century Japan able to modernize and not China?
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revised Did it make sense to bring along infantry to reinforce attacking cavalry before the introduction of firearms?
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