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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Jul
3
comment Examples of defense without walls
A number of those defenders who lost particular battles advanced and eventually achieved their strategic aims by inviting or being prepared for urban assaults. The US example Comintern cites recognises a small but non-zero number of "wins" in the immediate battle by defending forces. But yes, the city tends to be lost and destroyed.
Jun
12
comment How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
I'm assuming a general scholarly competence with library and information systems, this isn't aimed at non-scholars, but I will think more on your point. The other side of this is that the library science changes in terms of search and indexing systems relatively rapidly.
Jun
12
comment How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
Non-historians don't study history. The question relates to experts in other fields desiring reliable accounts of the past for use in their own fields, for example, the mathematician wishing to illustrate a point in mathematical scholarship with reference to Abelard and Heloise.
Jun
12
comment How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
Point 6 of history.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
Jun
11
comment How can scholarly non-historians locate and properly use scholarly histories?
This in response to a recently deleted off-topic question, raising similar issues in an on-topic way.
Jun
7
comment Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a counter-factual incapable of historical evaluation. Ask instead about what Soviet naval strategy was.
Jun
7
comment Does the ancient Egyptian religion still have followers?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about specious crap based on fundamentally ignorant assumptions.
Jun
3
comment Could a nobleman / lord join the clergy in the middle ages?
This is trivium that any reading on medieval society could answer.
May
28
comment At which point in time did the majority of German population become aware of the Holocaust?
Read some more about their actions, the Wehrmacht support dedicated to actions in 1941, and the continuing and widespread use of police battalion and Wehrmacht troops to support or primarily conduct anti-partisan, ie: Jew hunting, operations 1941-1945. As I said, your answer contains a factual inaccuracy of gross proportions in its first sentence.
May
27
comment At which point in time did the majority of German population become aware of the Holocaust?
This answer is wrong in fact in the first sentence as any study of einsatzgruppen and anti-partisan documentation would indicate.
May
27
comment Was there really a labor shortage in the USA until 1970?
Given that there are six measures of US unemployment, can you indicate which measure the chart represents?
May
27
comment Was there really a labor shortage in the USA until 1970?
Per @MarkC.Wallace this answer fails to account for the balance of forces in class warfare.
May
27
comment Pre-1950s views of West European Socialist parties on the welfare state
I'd only be doing the same thing, comparing programmes to programmes. By late 1914 people were aware that programmes weren't actions. Getting into the nittygritty of state aid resistance by social-democrat aligned workers pre 1939 and post 1945 is beyond me.
May
20
comment What was the alcoholic beverage of choice for British soldiers during WW2?
Question could use some refinement, sounds like the soldier's drink of choice ("what is available") as opposed to the state's drink of choice for soldiers.
May
13
comment Did Arab policymakers have plans for the Jewish population, in case of victory in 1948 War?
Do you have sources regarding your assertions about, say, Egyptian government archival practices and happenstance documentary survival, or is this pure speculation.
May
13
comment Gap between poor and rich in the Roman Empire
1) You're projecting your image of contemporary class society backwards 2000 years, not acceptable. 2) "Buying power" is a concept that only develops in modern capitalism, similarly with "political regime" as you mean it, and also "wealth" and "accumulation." This question is so theoretically loaded with anachronism that it can't be answered. Its impossible to construct a meaningful wage price series back to England's monestaries with very good wage / price records for theoretical reasons. The 2000 year run is impossible. Ask about the meaning of wealth and poverty in Rome instead.
May
13
comment Gap between poor and rich in the Roman Empire
Gold by weight isn't an acceptable purchasing power parity measure and the very meanings of purchase have changed so significantly that it is worthless to attempt a PPP measure across two thousand years.
May
13
comment Gap between poor and rich in the Roman Empire
This question appears to be off-topic because it is unanswerable.
Apr
23
comment Why are modern tanks regiments called cavalry?
Simplistic and lacking in sources.
Apr
23
comment Why are modern tanks regiments called cavalry?
Question needs improvement. Its assumption that tank regiments are called cavalry is to a significant extent wrong in relation to UK's 1 & 2 Royal Tank Regiments which lack "cavalry tradition." Australia makes a similar distinction army.gov.au/Who-we-are/Corps/… with "cavalry" being used for armoured scouting units, and "armour" used to describe tanks, and "light horse" describing motorised and mechanised infantry. "Its complicated."