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What Do We Learn From History?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titus Techera 1 hour ago. 176 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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Shane replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"So you're not coming to dinner?"
3 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"You seem to really have taken to heart Aristotle's axiom that man is a political animal. Would you say that it is true that you believe this to be the case, and if so what do you believe that Aristotle meant?"
3 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"Apparently Moses ranks up there with the politicians and philosophers who were most influential in forming the unique and more important aspects of American government that distinguished that republicanism from the other forms of rule available at…"
3 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"So history was always political history What does the first Greek historian, Herodotus, say?"
3 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"I like the image of a Johnny Appleseed traveling the country to teach history. But, I hate Florida, and I am undecided about whether students ought to be thoroughly acquainted with the "standard" narrative of history before one starts…"
3 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"I am partially interested in "a conversation about what history we should teach." But primarily I am interested in what benefits the users here derive from history and what purpose it has for them, either personally or in any broader…"
4 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"The historian could learn much from the novelist."
4 hours ago
Shane replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"You know, I did invite you over. You gonna RSVP or what?"
5 hours ago
Shane replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"Fiction is more fun than what ever you have going on."
5 hours ago
Shane replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"It's all artificial. All this falls under arts, not sciences. It's just that everything you asked about is studied in anthro, but not necessarily history."
5 hours ago
Rusty Rogers replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"PH: reminds me of the three kids bragging. Kid 1 says, "My dad's so smart that he knows the fastest routes in town. He gets off work at 5, and gets home at 5:30. Kid2, "MY dad races cars. HE gets off at 5 and home at 5:10.  Kid3,…"
6 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"There's a very good reason people say "good enough for government work.""
6 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"First Shane, I would challenge the assumption that I am "working up a curriculum" and that my ideas are either socialist or revisionist (although I would argue that all good historians are revisionist and 'revisionism' is not the…"
7 hours ago
Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"Is this distinction between anthropology and history artificial? Does history as a study have a fixed definition?"
7 hours ago
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"Do you want a scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, Canadian whiskey, or American bourbon?"
7 hours ago
Rick Shelton replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"I wasn't getting 'emotional', I intended to bring your attention to my point.  I could have bolded it, italicized it, or underlined it but even those tend to get lost at times."
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Vytautas's Blog

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 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.

At 12:09pm on May 29, 2012, Daniel Bull said…
Hello, Vytautas. Thanks for the invitation. I teacg Classical Greek. If you need any help just ask.

Daniel
 
 
 

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