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I'm a socialist (of the council-communist current promoted by the likes of Anton Luxemburg, Pannekoek and other Dutch German leftists, NOT state-socialism) with an avid interest in history and economics. I am currently studying computer science at the University of Central Florida and hope to graduate with my Bachelors degree by the end of the year.


Apr
2
revised What was Lenin's major criticism of or differences with Marx?
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Apr
1
answered What were the operating principles of Japan's MITI during the 1950s and 60s?
Apr
1
comment Has mercantilism ever been successful?
Your question seems to be coming from a very American perspective of economics, its particularly evident from the quote "An overwhelming majority of mainstream economists view trade restrictions as a net loss to society", in which you are noting a 2006 study from ONLY American economists. The truth is that this is not the predominant view of ALL economists and is mostly based on the very politicized cold war atmosphere that American economics developed in. I would note that US economists regularly ignore similar US manipulations of trade. I do appreciate that you are questioning this.
Apr
1
comment How would slaves have addressed their masters in Ancient Greece?
Welcome to the site Onion. Great work on your first answer, but there are some points which might lead to improving your answer here. To go off what previous posters have noted there are differences between modern Greek and ancient Greek (I'm certainly not an expert on this, but I do believe the difference is quite vast). Is the reference you are using in the connotation of King? Also is the reference a modern Greek translation of the odyssey or an ancient writing (I also am not aware if there are any as I don't believe Homer wrote any of his works, although I could be wrong on this).
Mar
31
accepted What was the response of the general Iranian public to the modernization policies of Reza Shah?
Mar
31
answered What was the response of the general Iranian public to the modernization policies of Reza Shah?
Mar
31
comment Why are many African nations poor?
@AlainPannetier it is referenced in the last sentence of the second paragraph, I just didn't go into detail. +1 for making JD's argument more clear!
Mar
30
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
29
revised Is the Cold War still going on?
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Mar
29
comment Is the Cold War still going on?
Your answer takes all the often quite varying forms of socialist philosophy, and even progressive liberal ones, and assumes that not only are they equivalent, but that any government that can be said to be guided by any of these "left" philosophies is an automatic enemy of the US. Your answer is quite invalid in terms of factual basis as the US has not only been allies with left European governments, but had a close alliance with the Ba'ath party in Iraq (going so far as to provide chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein) and were seeking to normalize relations with Libya before the revolution.
Mar
29
revised In Battle of Zama, how did Hannibal's use of war elephants lead to a Roman Victory?
The question title is a little vague. The question is really focused on the use of elephants in this battle and the title should reflect that.
Mar
29
comment Is the Cold War still going on?
@Sardathrion, I agree with DVK. I see the term "cold war" as more of a euphemism for something more difficult to define: a series of what would have been otherwise isolated regional conflicts if not for the interference of the two major world powers at the time. This kind of conflict is totally unlike a "hot" war in the fact that the latter have more easily stated goals and determinable outcomes. Yes, there was an ideological dimension, and arguably the cold war is over. However, elements of the conflict remain with no real ideological "winner" due to the complexity of both concepts.
Mar
29
suggested suggested edit on In Battle of Zama, how did Hannibal's use of war elephants lead to a Roman Victory?
Mar
28
comment What was the Soviet role in Syria during the Cold-War?
@MichaelF +1 for your observation on Russian foreign policy. It certainly has been a long standing desire going back to what? Peter I, Ivan III? Anyway, it seems to pop-up in many different contexts involving the Russians, including middle-east policy.
Mar
28
asked What was the Soviet role in Syria during the Cold-War?
Mar
28
revised crime wiki excerpt
Included the sub-category of war crimes.
Mar
28
answered Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
Mar
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comment Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
@MichaelF Also, Santa is a dirty red. Ever notice how if you hold together a picture of Santa and Karl Marx its very difficult to tell the difference between them (aside from the smiling, which is a clear difference). Then there is the issue of "Santa" (MARX) dressing in red from head to toe, gulag elf labor, and him just stone cold hand out stuff for no monies. COMMUNISM == CHRISTMAS.
Mar
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revised Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?
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Mar
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suggested suggested edit on crime tag wiki excerpt