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Was Ludwig von Mises a holocaust survivor?

The answer depends on semantics, but I would say not really, at least not in the strict sense. This article from Haaretz gives the following as a standard definition shared by relevant experts: ...
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What is the social history of British popular opposition to Thatcher over the miner’s strike?

edit: originally this question asked specifically about modern comedians, and that's what I've tried to answer below. The UK comedy scene, once called 'alternative comedy' started as an anti-Thatcher ...
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Who is the "celebrated author" of this quote?

A Google books search for books no later than 1800 containing "We, who are only the people, but who" yields two sorts of hits: about half a dozen with "celebrated author", in which ...
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Why didn't the Black Death made the peasants more desperate and more accepting of exploitation?

In economics, there are two major effects; the income effect, and the substitution effect. All other things being equal, if there are fewer laborers, there is a lower production of food or other ...
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Were there universities that treated socioeconomic status as a major factor in college admissions?

The workers movement, starting in the 19th century, always critizised the lack of oportunities for workers to get a higher education. When they gained enough following to stand on financial sound ...
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Were there universities that treated socioeconomic status as a major factor in college admissions?

East Germany founded a number of Arbeiter- und Bauern-Fakultäten ("colleges for workers and farmers") after WWII in order to make students from non-privileged backgrounds ready for ...
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Why did Marx write Das Kapital altough he believed revolution doesn't come by reading books?

Technically, The Capital was supposed to be a "scientific" study of the existing economic and social relations - not a propaganda tool to drive a revolution. Indeed, for many decades Marx ...
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Why did Marx write Das Kapital altough he believed revolution doesn't come by reading books?

For Marx there was a reciprocal relationship between the material base and its ideological superstructure. The first quote emphasizes that the material base was primary, but it does not exclude any ...
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Were there universities that treated socioeconomic status as a major factor in college admissions?

Historically the top universities in the UK, Oxford and Cambridge, admitted an overwhelming majority of entrants from "public schools" - meaning in this case fee-paying private schools. ...
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