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General Off Topic / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:22:57 pm »
The Mari people, Finno-Ugric Russian minority, eurasian beauty and tradition.

General Off Topic / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:50:45 pm »

Einar Selvik from Wardruna and Maria Franz from Heilung.

General Off Topic / Re: The PM of England
« on: July 26, 2019, 03:02:53 pm »

General Off Topic / Re: #SayNoToKavanaugh
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:51:37 pm »
Good article by Victor Davis Hanson in National Review

General Off Topic / Re: #SayNoToKavanaugh
« on: October 06, 2018, 11:06:10 am »

General Off Topic / Re: Am I racist? 2.0
« on: August 24, 2018, 06:27:27 pm »

General Off Topic / Re: Am I racist? 2.0
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:12:00 pm »

Doctor Who: Role was offered to black actor, says Steven Moffat

Moffat said the show had "no excuse" not to feature a more diverse cast, adding it would be "amazing" for it to have two non-white lead actors.

"We decided that the new companion was going to be non-white, and that was an absolute decision, because we need to do better on that. We just have to," Moffat said.

"I don't mean that we've done terribly - our guest casts are among the most diverse on television - but I feel as though I could have done better overall."

Earlier this year, Undercover became the first BBC One drama to feature two non-white actors, with Adrian Lester and Sophie Okonedo in the leading roles.

Moffat, who is also Doctor Who's lead writer, said he would be keen for his show to do the same thing.

"Two non-white leads would be amazing. In fact, a lot of people would barely notice," he said.

Moffat said the show must find new ways to get ethnic minority actors on screen in future.

"We've kind of got to tell a lie. We'll go back into history and there will be black people where, historically, there wouldn't have been, and we won't dwell on that.

"We'll say, 'To hell with it, this is the imaginary, better version of the world. By believing in it, we'll summon it forth'."

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Interestingly, the superguns used by the Ottomans during the Fall of Constantinople were made by an engineer from Europe (most likely Hungarian or German) and the bombard technology itself was also European, mainly German.

General Off Topic / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: July 05, 2018, 02:42:28 am »
Beautiful recitation of Book 6 of Homer's Illiad in reconstructed Ancient Greek:

General Off Topic / Re: Am I racist? 2.0
« on: July 03, 2018, 12:31:45 am »

General Off Topic / Re: Am I racist? 2.0
« on: July 01, 2018, 10:03:24 pm »
Oh man have you read about the Symbionese Liberation Army? It's the ultimate in 60s-70s counterculture race war showdowns.

Check out Rote Armee Fraktion, their competent German counterpart:

The Red Army Faction engaged in a series of bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, bank robberies and shoot-outs with police over the course of three decades. Their activity peaked in late 1977, which led to a national crisis that became known as the "German Autumn". The RAF has been held responsible for thirty-four deaths, including many secondary targets, such as chauffeurs and bodyguards, as well as many injuries throughout its almost thirty years of activity. Although better-known, the RAF conducted fewer attacks than the Revolutionary Cells, which is held responsible for 296 bomb attacks, arson and other attacks between 1973 and 1995.

World War II was only twenty years earlier. Those in charge of the police, the schools, the government — they were the same people who'd been in charge under Nazism. The chancellor, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, had been a Nazi. People started discussing this only in the 60's. We were the first generation since the war, and we were asking our parents questions. Due to the Nazi past, everything bad was compared to the Third Reich. If you heard about police brutality, that was said to be just like the SS. The moment you see your own country as the continuation of a fascist state, you give yourself permission to do almost anything against it. You see your action as the resistance that your parents did not put up.

The Baader-Meinhof Gang drew a measure of support that violent leftists in the United States, like the Weather Underground, never enjoyed. A poll at the time showed that a quarter of West Germans under forty felt sympathy for the gang and one-tenth said they would hide a gang member from the police. Prominent intellectuals spoke up for the gang's righteousness (as) Germany even into the 1970s was still a guilt-ridden society. When the gang started robbing banks, newscasts compared its members to Bonnie and Clyde. (Andreas) Baader, a charismatic action man indulged in the imagery, telling people that his favourite movies were Bonnie and Clyde, which had recently come out, and The Battle of Algiers. The pop poster of Che Guevara hung on his wall, (while) he paid a designer to make a Red Army Faction logo, a drawing of a machine gun against a red star.

I have, and no, it is an introductory course.

I recommend it, Kagan is one of the leading scholars in the field, particularly on Thucydides and The Peloponnesian War.

General Off Topic / Re: Am I racist? 2.0
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:26:15 pm »
The decline of the West.

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