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


Oct
27
comment What are modern theoretical approaches towards history?
I'm growing to believe that this question should be closed as trivial. wikipedia covers the topic. If the question can be revised to include preliminary research, I would support re-opening it. This is a fascinating question; but it needs to be edited to conform to How to Ask
Oct
27
comment What are modern theoretical approaches towards history?
Great man theory of history
Oct
27
comment What are modern theoretical approaches towards history?
"Marxist History", "Whiggish History" (Aka the tea party), "Anti-Chauvenist History" (including ethnic history, women's history, red-headed gentleman's history, Left handed bald men with bad math skills History, etc. I'm not saying those are right or wrong, but they are analytical approaches to history.
Oct
27
comment What are modern theoretical approaches towards history?
I have heard those phrases - the beginning of the "History of Byzantium podcast" references the controversy. And is the answer to the question "Popular History" and "real History"? How do you define those terms?
Oct
27
comment Why was Stalin so opposed to genetics?
The answer is in your question; Lysenko was Russian. Genetics was foreign, and patriotism was far more important than truth.
Oct
27
answered What are other obvious samples in history where political/religious leaders try to shape religion to their need
Oct
27
comment Were there in the USSR monasteries decorated with Soviet orders?
Many things are legal, but are not honored by the state.
Oct
27
revised Why didn't Gengis Khan invade India?
edited body; edited title
Oct
27
comment Why did Hitler not invade Sweden?
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post.
Oct
27
reviewed Leave Open What races are being depicted in this American WWII cartoon?
Oct
26
reviewed Close Why didn't Gengis Khan invade India?
Oct
26
reviewed No Action Needed Where and when stuntman Ian B. Jamieson performed in Poland in '80?
Oct
26
reviewed Close What race were the invading Turkish armies of Anatolia?
Oct
26
comment What race were the invading Turkish armies of Anatolia?
Define race and explain how it is useful.
Oct
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How did the monks whose job was to copy books react to Gutenberg's printing press?
Oct
25
reviewed No Action Needed What toilet facilities were available at large formal gatherings in 19th century America?
Oct
25
comment Were there international Islamist movements before the US started supporting islamists in Afghanistan?
Islam is an international movement. Did your preliminary research include the Caliphate?
Oct
24
comment Was the concept of religious freedom in the early United States applied to native American faiths?
Colonial Williamsburg has a podcast of a debate between Jefferson and Henry which touches on the variety of religion. I don't have citation, but the discussion does touch on minority faiths -although I don't recall any explicit mention of non-Abrahamic faiths. OTOH, "faith" at the time was understood to mean "Church" which was tied to "state" - the Native Americans didn't have a "State" as the colonists understood the term.
Oct
24
comment How did Yugoslavia economically survive the Cold War
Is there a reason you assume that countries that lack economic assistance do not survive? Do you have any research tying economic assistance to national persistence or success?
Oct
24
comment How did Yugoslavia economically survive the Cold War
I'm not sure that I'd use the word "monetary support" - that term means something quite different in today's world. "economic assistance".