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


Apr
11
revised Why did it take so long for humanity to be able to cross the oceans?
edited tags
Apr
11
revised Why did it take so long for humanity to be able to cross the oceans?
edited title
Apr
11
reviewed Leave Closed Looking for historical names of Sea's mountains rivers
Apr
10
revised Were Christians really burned for lighting by Nero?
Corrected grammar in title.
Apr
10
comment What does Spivak mean by “epistemic violence” in her paper “can the subaltern speak”?
This is a brilliant answer. (I"m not sure it is history, but it is brilliant). I wish I'd written it. I wish, in fact, that I'd been able to write it. Since I invoked Sujarkama's theory of mesionic intereference, I'm now obliged to cause fuzzy unicorns to bring you waffles.
Apr
10
revised What does Spivak mean by “epistemic violence” in her paper “can the subaltern speak”?
wikified the Said links based on @Rajib's contributions.
Apr
10
revised What does Spivak mean by “epistemic violence” in her paper “can the subaltern speak”?
added 163 characters in body
Apr
10
comment Looking for historical names of Sea's mountains rivers
This appears to be a request for a reference (out of scope) about geography (out of scope) potentially across all time and space (too broad) that we cannot understand.
Apr
10
revised What is the best historical example of conflict between two cultures with differing levels of technology?
Trying to figure out what the question is.
Apr
10
comment What is the best historical example of conflict between two cultures with differing levels of technology?
First, you may wish to isolate the question. There are two fairly dense paragraphs, and the question is buried. Second, H:SE generally doesn't entertain "list" questions. SE works best when you're asking for a single answer that can be clearly and objectively evaluated.
Apr
10
comment Difference between V-5 and V-12 Navy programs during WWII
We prefer that you enter answers as answers to the question, rather than as edits. That makes it easier for people to find the answer, reinforces the structure and utility of the site, and generally makes everything flow mroe smoothly.
Apr
9
comment Where can I find more information about this use of Yakuza against a demonstration in 1960?
I think this will quickly grow to be more complex. I am not a scholar of the Yakuza, but my friends who have studied it suggest that the relationship between the Yakuza and the state is perhaps unique. A very simplistic analogy is that the state granted the Yakuza a limited monopoly over criminal activity in exchange for assistance in rebuilding and organizing the country. A good answer would have to address the unique features of Japanese nationalism. I'd also like to be able to evaluate the source article for bias.
Apr
9
revised Where can I find more information about this use of Yakuza against a demonstration in 1960?
minor spelling errors.
Apr
9
answered At which point did election in a large country become feasible?
Apr
9
revised How many acres per person were needed for the early American settlers vs. the native Americans?
smallpox epidemic vice small pox epidemic - slightly different meaning.
Apr
9
reviewed Reviewed Have there been other examples of reunification/annexation, such as in the Crimea, that succeeded without using deadly force?
Apr
9
reviewed No Action Needed Did Imperial Japan choose to ally with Nazi Germany because of ideological similarity?
Apr
9
comment Were Tories “Catholics” and “Whigs” Anglican?
You are correct that @FDB is more to the point. I commend him.
Apr
9
comment Was a direct telegraph line between America and Australia ever created?
What is the need for a telegraph cable once you have radio? And is there any need for a direct cable when traffic can be routed through Asia?
Apr
9
reviewed Edit How was whiskey made in the 1800's?