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What Do We Learn From History?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Native Son Dec 4. 285 Replies

I decided to put this question in the main forum, because if it was in a group like The History Buffs, there would be a smaller audience. Because everyone learns history at some point in his…Continue

Tags: education, history

Reading Novels Makes Us Better Thinkers

Started this discussion. Last reply by cresman Aug 13, 2013. 66 Replies

The novel has a hard time competing with the visual stimulation of cinema. The novel taxes our imaginations and our time because we must be actively involved with it and committed to it. But this…Continue

Martial Morality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ricky Nov 2, 2013. 68 Replies

In a recent discussion group I was confronted with the idea of total, conventional, attrition-style warfare as a simplistic solution to the vagaries of counter-insurgency.And simultaneously I came…Continue

 

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Vytautas replied to Todd Serveto's discussion The Word of God is Right...(Somebody's Wrong) in the group Christian Men
"Neither of those chapters discuss a Samaritan as being "righteous.""
3 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Todd Serveto's discussion The Word of God is Right...(Somebody's Wrong) in the group Christian Men
"Okay. I'm trying to find the word for righteous, but I'm not seeing it. Is there something I'm missing? I am sure that I can find the Greek and elucidate on it."
14 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Todd Serveto's discussion The Word of God is Right...(Somebody's Wrong) in the group Christian Men
"What book and verse is this?"
16 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Ben's discussion The Grapes of Wrath
"Let it go? Listening to too much Frozen, Shane?"
22 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Todd Serveto's discussion The Word of God is Right...(Somebody's Wrong) in the group Christian Men
"Is literal interpretation--and how literal can the text be if it is English translation of a Latin translation of Greek texts whose manuscript traditions are riddled with corruptions and interpolations?--the best hermeneutical approach?"
yesterday
Vytautas replied to Ben's discussion The Grapes of Wrath
"The book is not a work of non-fiction. And if a communist regime used it, that is only indicative of what that communist regime thought of it. It's not like Steinbeck promoted his book or the subsequent film for Soviet audiences. And has…"
yesterday
Vytautas replied to Ben's discussion The Grapes of Wrath
"PH, it was the film The Grapes Of Wrath that was shown in the U.S.S.R. in an attempt at propaganda, not the book. And the fact is that the film--and thus the story in the novel--failed as a piece of anti-capitalist propaganda. This…"
Thursday
Vytautas replied to John Muir's discussion Oil in the group The Great Debate
"I agree. It was quite a revelation to me when I started questioning the assumption that actions were caused by economic rationality. There are other factors that get to the heart of human behavior in general and economic behavior specifically. There…"
Tuesday
Vytautas replied to John Muir's discussion Oil in the group The Great Debate
"If right wingers, who ostensibly dislike Islamic theocracies and Keynesian economics, were to discover that an element of their political and economic outlook was based on an historian from an Islamic theocracy as well as Keynesian economics,…"
Tuesday
Vytautas replied to Jake Maestas's discussion 50 books challenge
"Bring it. I'd fight a man over the awesomeness of Moby-Dick."
Tuesday
Vytautas replied to Pale Horse's discussion "You Maniacs!" in the group The Great Debate
"What do you mean by "the baser population"?"
Tuesday
Vytautas replied to Jack Bauer's discussion 'Manspreading'. The latest in feminist caterwauling ... in the group The Great Debate
"The language is reminiscent of McCarthyist witch hunts."
Monday
Vytautas replied to Jake Maestas's discussion 50 books challenge
"I sometimes read willy-nilly, whatever catches my eye. Sometimes I read in a more directed fashion. I will think of an area that I might be interested in but have little knowledge of. Then I will do some research and compile a bibliography and try…"
Monday
Vytautas replied to Jake Maestas's discussion 50 books challenge
"Just to offer a different perspective, I do enjoy keeping a diary of sorts that records my reflections on books that I read."
Monday
Vytautas replied to John Muir's discussion Oil in the group The Great Debate
"This is an interesting observation. The pro-Laffer viewpoint fails to consider cultural considerations that drive human behavior. What this says to me is that the pro-Laffers essentially believe that profit margins drive entrepreneurship. Which…"
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A Prayer, A Hope

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 2:25pm 0 Comments

I pray and hope that all AoM members in Texas and their families are safe in the wake of the destructive tornadoes that struck the Dallas/Fort Worth area yesterday. Be well!

A Recent Instance in Which I Was Censored

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

It was but this morning when a fellow member's blog appeared on the front page. Its title, raising awareness about government regulation in a certain industry, intrigued me, so I clicked, and I read it thoroughly. The post amounted to a lot of slogans without much substance to the actual argument, and therefore I brought up some of these issues in the comment section.

 

The author and I ended up participating in an exchange, which was civil and on the whole rather bloodless,…

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On Closing Blogs to Commentary

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:18am 5 Comments

When we create a blog post on this site, we are sharing with the community. We may be sharing our personal lives, reviewing the latest (albeit, 80+years old) shaving gear we bought, entertaining our fellow members with the history of facial hair, or arguing our political views in an essay.

 

When we, the members of this site, create a blog post, we are injecting our own ideas, however small, petty, or provincial, into the marketplace of…

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At 2:07pm on December 5, 2014, Herb Munson said…

Welcome to The Great Debate, Vytautas!

At 11:35pm on October 4, 2014, Penelope said…

I uploaded 5 more cannon photos.  They were on another device.

At 7:49pm on May 4, 2014, The Original Cody said…

nope, not a big tattoo guy. Just been a year since I have been translating and such and trying to see if I am still on course.

Plus everyone knows if I wanted a tattoo it would say Molon Labe with an American flag and 2 riffles shooting down the red plague of socialism!

At 7:41am on May 4, 2014, The Original Cody said…

so... would Πάντα  ερώτα, μάνθανε τι, μηδέν αποκρίνου be the most proper way to write the uncited Euripidean quote of "Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing"?

and to make it more accurate, would one have to capitalize it all with no spaces or accents?

At 1:21pm on November 26, 2013, Dave said…

"I encourage you to join and take part in our discussions, which range from the humorous to the intellectual. I won't hide my purpose: I think that the Golden Dawn party is a terrible evil, and I want to convince you of that."

No

At 10:37am on October 16, 2013, Dino Silone said…

Ah, A gyro!  I thought I'd never get good Greek food again after I moved out of Astoria.  But it turns out that there are some decent Greek restaurants and even one excellent one here on the West side of the Hudson...

At 12:16pm on October 15, 2013, Dino Silone said…

Thanks for the welcome!  I can't contribute much on classical Greek, but am a real fan of Greek music and food - born and raised in "Little Athens" (Astoria, NY), and lived there until my mid-30s....

Are there any other Greek or Greek-inspired musicians out there?

At 12:27pm on October 2, 2013, Stephanos Kythreotis said…

Εγω ειμαι απο κυπρο αλλα τωρα ειμαι αγγλια για σπουδες

At 4:10am on October 2, 2013, Stephanos Kythreotis said…

Γεια σου! 

εισαι απο ελλαδα?

At 11:18am on May 21, 2013, C.C. Dolph said…

Hey, Vytautas. Thanks for the request. I'm glad to have you on my friends list.

 
 
 

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Shane replied to Todd Serveto's discussion The Word of God is Right...(Somebody's Wrong) in the group Christian Men
"Noah, Abraham, Daniel, Job, Zacharias and Elizabeth; all counted as righteous. Job was counted as perfect. Zacharias and Elizabeth were said to have kept all the laws of God and man. Can you dispense with the hyperbolic feel bad messages your…"
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Pale Horse replied to Todd Serveto's discussion The Word of God is Right...(Somebody's Wrong) in the group Christian Men
"Don't worry, the feeling is mutual."
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Shane replied to Todd Serveto's discussion The Word of God is Right...(Somebody's Wrong) in the group Christian Men
"You're making my brain hurt."
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Pale Horse replied to Todd Serveto's discussion The Word of God is Right...(Somebody's Wrong) in the group Christian Men
"He can't. No one can, at least for an extended period of time. The Samaritan may have been following the Law at that moment, but he would eventually break it."
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