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I'm currently studying Aikido and Taiji. I'm informally studying jo and bokken.


Jul
25
comment What was the hippie movement? Why did it decline?
Fails the preliminary research test
Jul
24
reviewed Reopen Was Marine Corps B. Gen. Evans Fordyce Carlson — leader of the Carlson Raiders — suspected of being a communist?
Jul
24
comment What does the King know about the People?
One could argue that in every case where an elected politician runs but is not re-elected, then the leader has erroneously estimated the populace.
Jul
24
comment What was the official attitude to Cromwell after the Glorious Revolution?
Excellent comment; in the Jacobean Autocracy, there was an official position, determined passively by the monarch. But in Constitutional England, the Monarch at the very least shared power with Parliament, which explicitly included a diversity of opinions. IIRC Anne was told explicitly by Parliament that her opinion on legislation was not welcome; her assent was required, not her opinion. MP's continued to agitate for a Republic well into the reign of Victoria. Were their opinions "official"? (yes, I should have sources; I will eat the crow).
Jul
24
comment What was the official attitude to Cromwell after the Glorious Revolution?
I don't think the answer changes... Different people (within the government and without) had different opinions. For as much as I sound dismissive, I'm not really; you've got your finger on one of the really fascinating themes of the period; the presence of diversity of opinion within a constitutional state. I believe (no evidence, just observation) that from that time to the present day there is a faction that wants to return to Cromwell's republic, and a faction that opposes it as the errant nonsense it is.
Jul
24
answered What was the official attitude to Cromwell after the Glorious Revolution?
Jul
24
reviewed Reviewed Counterfactual reasoning and analogical reasoning
Jul
24
reviewed Close Which country traces its roots back to the oldest civilization?
Jul
24
reviewed Close Why didn't Native (North) Americans ever advance their civilization?
Jul
24
reviewed Leave Open German Fighters provided to Spanish Nationalists
Jul
23
reviewed Close Was Marine Corps B. Gen. Evans Fordyce Carlson — leader of the Carlson Raiders — suspected of being a communist?
Jul
23
reviewed Close Did the 1962 comedy album about JFK impact the presidency or US prestige abroad?
Jul
23
reviewed No Action Needed Which country traces its roots back to the oldest civilization?
Jul
23
comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
CAVEAT: I want to prepare to eat some crow; Mr. James' questions are generally interesting. The preliminary research test is intended to screen out questions that are far inferior to his. I don't want to carry out an extended discussion of this topic in comments, (and I can't get to chat), but I want to publicly recognize that Mr. James' questions imply research; I think they'd be superior questions if they showed research. I admit that I would have been clearer if I'd said that rather than what I did.
Jul
23
comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
1) Churchill wrote that in 1957, not 1917. (2) I applaud skepticism of the History Channel, but I expect questions to demonstrate preliminary research. In my opinion, if I submit the search to google, and the answer is on the first page of results, then the question is borderline trivial.
Jul
23
comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post.
Jul
23
comment How was Hitler able to rearm?
I never intended a personal attack. If that's the way it came across, then I'll delete it and switch to decaf.
Jul
22
comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
Finance is available at HistoryForum
Jul
22
comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
Fails the preliminary research test - google search reveals Churchill said so, wikipedia. Suggest you refine the question.
Jul
22
comment After the fall of Constantinople was there a re-evaluation of the basis of Russia's religion?
I'm relatively confident that Vladimir the Great did not re-evaluate his decision in 1453