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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


Mar
27
answered Why did the USSR give Crimea to Ukraine?
Mar
27
answered Why did Russia give up its claims to the Oregon Country?
Mar
27
answered How was the United States able to produce excellent tanks in 1942?
Mar
26
asked Were the “hussars” that Jan Sobieski used at the battle of Vienna actually elite troops?
Mar
25
answered Which European countries did not have a revolution in the aftermath of the French Revolution and why?
Mar
25
answered Did Marie Leszczyńska, queen of France, have any lovers?
Mar
25
answered Were British fears of Russia using Afghanistan as a staging post for an invasion of India unfounded?
Mar
23
asked Were there any battles in Continental Europe that were decided by “peasants with pitchforks?”
Mar
23
answered Have Moscow and Beijing ever been cities under the same rule?
Mar
23
asked Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
Mar
21
asked Why have Polish kings been such a “mixed bag?”
Mar
21
answered To what can we trace the idea of “civic responsibility”?
Mar
20
answered What was the reason for Soviet troops to withdraw from Yugoslavia in World War II?
Mar
20
answered Tito's partisans loyalty
Mar
20
asked At the Battle of Zama, was the Roman army more “native” than the Carthaginian?
Mar
18
answered What incentives are in place for American soldiers to go fight in Iraq?
Mar
18
answered Plans to depose, disgrace, or assassinate Hitler
Mar
17
asked Why did the Germans fall behind the Americans in the development of the atomic bomb after an initial lead?
Mar
17
asked What caused Yugoslavia to switch sides early in World War II?
Mar
16
answered Why were the Merovingians so reviled?