12,148 reputation
12065
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen 4 hours ago

Dec
10
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
@Mark C. Wallace the term is relevant for Russian empire of 19th-beginning 20th century. Regarding the US I am not sure that there were any estates in the US (except slavery of course).
Dec
10
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
@Mark C. Wallace en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estates_of_the_realm
Dec
10
revised What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
added 4 characters in body
Dec
10
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
@Mark C. Wallace nobility vs commoner is estate.
Dec
10
revised What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
added 383 characters in body
Dec
10
answered What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg yes. Create a question, please, and I will answer.
Dec
10
comment Chinese Hundred Schools of Thought and Ancient Greek Philosophy
@Yannis Rizos, does it mean he references Greek philosophy? LOL.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg I read some controversial pieces by him.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg I do not know, I did not read his books.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg I just know what he writes and what sources he uses. He is not historian. He is propagandist.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
Beevor is revisionist and anti-Soviet propagandist. You should not expect anything different from him.
Dec
10
comment Was “Blitzkrieg” at least partly intended for trapping the Jews?
@Jake Jay Arguably Hitler at the time already knew that he will invade Poland.
Dec
9
answered Chinese Hundred Schools of Thought and Ancient Greek Philosophy
Dec
8
comment How is Gaddafi viewed outside the West?
Libya's weaponry also was quite outdated (compared to Syria for example). He did not have moders anti-air missiles, and even for those weapons that he had he did not pay in time.
Dec
7
comment How is Gaddafi viewed outside the West?
Libya had quite small army for a country of its size. What's the basis for a claim that he spent on military? On the other hand, huge spending on medical care are quite well documented.
Dec
7
comment How many Samurai killed themselves?
@Felix Goldberg I added part of the comment to the answer.
Dec
7
revised How many Samurai killed themselves?
added 402 characters in body
Dec
7
comment Did Germany have treaties imposed upon it after WWII that mirrored the weight of the Treaty of Versailles?
"and would only use its troops in relation to United Nations authorized military actions." - which was infringed upon in the Yugoslavian war.
Dec
7
comment How many Samurai killed themselves?
@Felix Goldberg The matter was not due to social expectations but because the family of a samurai who was executed forcefully would be stripped of privileges and possessions. So often the superior just sent a letter to the samurai from which it was clear that he wanted him to commit suicide. The letter could be kept secret. The samurai then committed suicide as if it was voluntary. But he knew that if he did not do so, he would be killed anyway and his family suffer.