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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


Apr
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accepted Why did Charles V divide his holdings as he did?
Mar
31
answered How did British Queen get power over King despite male-dominant society?
Mar
27
comment What is the oldest state/nation that has abolished the death penalty?
@T.E.D.: I'm not sure if modern Japan also has no death penalty, but I get the impression that WWII Japan, at least, had the death penalty, given its "death marches," etc. So I would not credit Japan with "continuous" abolition of the death penalty, even it was abolished for 338 years in an earlier epoch.
Mar
27
revised When did chewing with one's mouth open become unacceptable in the West?
Moderated language
Mar
27
comment Recent History Books
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about asking for a list.
Mar
26
comment What are some examples of historiography regarding the reasons for the Soviet Union's collapse?
This is a better question (or at least more suitable for the site) than the original.
Mar
25
revised How did the Egyptian engineers of the Third and Fourth Dynasty construct the Pyramids and Sphinx without modern science and mathematics?
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Mar
25
comment How did the Egyptian engineers of the Third and Fourth Dynasty construct the Pyramids and Sphinx without modern science and mathematics?
Actually, a reasonable, narrower version of the question might be, "what was the "state of the art" in science, engineering, and mathematics at the time the Sphinx/Pyramids were built?" I added this passage at the end of the question and nominate it for reopening in its current form.
Mar
22
comment Was Hitler hostile to anglo-saxons before he became hostile to Jews?
Welcome to the site! Not a bad first answer. But this, or future answers would benefit from citing relevant sources such as Mein Kampf.
Mar
22
comment In WWII, why did people not run away from executions?
Here is a related question on Cognitive Sciences SE.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/4597/…
Mar
21
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
18
comment Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
Added reference to cross bows before long bows.
Mar
18
revised Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
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revised Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
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Mar
13
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
7
awarded  middle-ages
Mar
6
comment Attempts to return the War to the Souths Favor after Gettysburg
When the Union army retreated from the Wilderness on the east-west road, it was GRANT who stood in the intersection of the north-south road directing traffic SOUTH.
Mar
6
comment General Sherman's March to the Sea
I took out the phrase "justified from a military perspective," thereby limiting the question to what historians think about the campaign. That question is answerable.
Mar
6
revised General Sherman's March to the Sea
Took out subjective phrase about "justified from a military perspective/"
Mar
4
awarded  Nice Question