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Nov
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comment What is so special about the location of Mexico City?
May be of some use: books.google.com/books?id=J_wzOoGtYQoC&pg=PA110
Nov
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reviewed Reviewed If Bill Clinton was impeached, why did he finish up his second term
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21
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21
reviewed Approve Has the US Congress's power to declare war been rendered superfluous by recent conflicts?
Nov
20
comment How many people were affected by the Golodomor [Famine-Genocide in Ukraine]
@DVK In 6 popular transliteration standards (including Ukrainian's national), the "cold" is "kholod" or "cholod". Quite unlike usual Russian transliterations. There is only one standard (ISO 9) in which Ukrainian "cold" is "holod".
Nov
20
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Nov
20
comment Credibility of “Mao: The Unknown Story”
As much as I do like to read biased books (who doesn't), I only try to mention/cite/recall them where the neutrality is not very important; mostly in small talk. In general, it doesn't matter if a book is properly (or even magnificently) sourced: it is not a reliable source if it is biased. I treat such books as fun reads, collections of dubious anecdotes, and bibliographies of candidates for primary sources (candidates that need re-verification). Inherently, the less a book is scientific, the more it is entertaining. Secondary source is really dull if it's properly written.
Nov
20
revised Credibility of “Mao: The Unknown Story”
fix ambivalency
Nov
20
reviewed Leave Open Underground Tunnels in New York City and Boston
Nov
20
comment No speed limit on German highways - why?
This answer is as good when I substitute "French" for "German".
Nov
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Nov
19
revised Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
error correction
Nov
19
revised Are modern handguns a major reason for democratization?
typo correction
Nov
19
asked No speed limit on German highways - why?
Nov
19
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Nov
19
comment When people use spears to fight cavalry do infantry stab the horse or the rider?
@Jim Thio Generally the whole point of cavalry is exploiting the fact that "it's so difficult for an infantry to move around" (on both the tactical scale and the operational scale). Otherwise you'd be better off with only infantry - they cost less and eat less.
Nov
19
reviewed Leave Open Could the anti-Napoleonic forces have done better by uniting earlier before Waterloo?
Nov
19
reviewed Leave Open Did WWII Delay Indian Independence?