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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 How did Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor come to control part of Spain?
Addressed paradox of how Holy Roman Emperor also became king of Spain.
Jun
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revised Why didn't Britain's nuclear weapons deter Argentina from invading the Falklands?
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Jun
17
revised Was the Missouri Compromise too arbitrary to stop spreading of slavery to the west and the north?
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revised Was the Missouri Compromise too arbitrary to stop spreading of slavery to the west and the north?
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revised What differentiated Rome from other Mediterranean (e.g. Greek) city states?
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Jun
9
revised Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
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8
revised Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
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Jun
8
revised Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
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revised Mexicans in the US from the Mexican period
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May
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revised What actions did the KKK take against miscegenation after 1967?
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May
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revised How did the conquering Mongols and Manchus of China end up becoming part of China?
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May
22
revised Were the living standards in Medieval Europe a lot worse than in the Muslim world?
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May
21
revised Could Margaret Beaufort have been responsible for killing of the Princes in the Tower?
This question probably can't be answered definitively. I "weakened" it by making it a possiblity.
May
20
revised Was it Bismarck who said: “He who is master of Bohemia is master of Europe”?
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revised Unemployed people in ancient Rome
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revised Where did the term “Radical Republican” come from?
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Apr
21
revised In Civil War Reenactments why do people walk across the battlefield
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Apr
18
revised What was character of Chmielnitski's rise?
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Apr
18
revised How did the Dutch East India Company (VOC) have so much revenue when they only control small part of Indonesia?
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Apr
18
revised How did the Dutch East India Company (VOC) have so much revenue when they only control small part of Indonesia?
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