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re: Empirical evidence AGAINST intellectualism; ie The experts are generally dumber. (Long) - crazy4lsu
[quote]Which then begs the question, are they the problem, or is our attempt to transform the region the problem? [/quote] It's obviously the latter. In terms of democracy in the ME though, the factional divides that characterized the imperial era in West Asia weren't impeded by strict readi...
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re: The United States of America, ranked from best to worst - crazy4lsu
[quote]I like Seattle, for a city, but the people are difficult to warm up to in general.[/quote] I agree with this completely. I was surprised at how cold people were here. ...
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re: The United States of America, ranked from best to worst - crazy4lsu
[quote]And based on your other posts I've seen, you're centrist at the most, if not a bit to the left. [/quote] Being centerist is more conservative than a lot of people here, especially in my age bracket. [quote] I stay away from any economic discussion. Learned that lesson the hard way. [...
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re: The United States of America, ranked from best to worst - crazy4lsu
[quote]Most gave a cartoonish opinion over people who live in the South. . Might be as insulated as the South. [/quote] Again, just going by my experience, the only person I recall who had a hyperbolic experience about the South was from an old lady who was from South Carolina. Otherwise, no one...
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re: The United States of America, ranked from best to worst - crazy4lsu
[quote]Tell them you're from the south and conservative. [/quote] I do mention that I'm from the south. For the most part I'm far more conservative than the people I've met, but again, I haven't noticed the smugness. It might be my personality, but I've made friends with people as varied as Boe...
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re: The United States of America, ranked from best to worst - crazy4lsu
I know it's reputation, but honestly I haven't experienced any of the smugness first-hand. People here are colder than the south, but once they open up they are nice as hell. ...
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re: The United States of America, ranked from best to worst - crazy4lsu
[quote]Washington is great outside of Seattle city limits. That place is just backwards. [/quote] Nah Seattle is great too. ...
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re: The United States of America, ranked from best to worst - crazy4lsu
Washington is great. Love it here. ...
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re: Emma Hayes potential successor to Mauricio Sarri - crazy4lsu
Would be an interesting hire for sure. ...
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re: Should Arabic numerals be taught in schools? Most Americans say no - crazy4lsu
[quote]As for your example....my experience is the opposite.[/quote] If you put the phrase "Arabic numerals" in a search engine, I would wager that you would find references to Western Arabic numerals only, with much fewer references to Eastern Arabic numerals. [quote]Although I’m not sure wh...
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re: Should Arabic numerals be taught in schools? Most Americans say no - crazy4lsu
[quote]But in practice, the term “Arabic numerals” is most often used to apply to Eastern Arabic cultures and those are truly a distinct symbol for the meaning of each. So there is really no way to distinguish in the poll from the ignorant and the informed responses[/quote] Are you saying that in...
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re: Why does Madrid hate Bale so much? - crazy4lsu
His body language is a massive problem. He had two really great seasons in 13/14 and 15/16 but he's been injured a lot, and his form has dipped. He's still a stellar player, but he's not worth the money they paid for him. ...
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re: Racism in South Africa - crazy4lsu
More books: Beyond Germs: Native Depopulation in North America, which is an anthology. Paul Kelton's Epidemics and Enslavement. Robbie Ethridge has a book on the colonial slave trade, as does Alan Galley, with both emphasizing the Indian slave trade. Henry Reynolds has a lot of detailed work on ...
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re: Racism in South Africa - crazy4lsu
Here's the Caribbean booklist Jonathan Hartlyn's The Struggle for Democratic Politics in the Dominican Republic opening couple of chapters documents the genocide of the Taino, who were around 500,000 before Columbus, and were reduced to 60,000 by 1508, nearly a full decade before the first outbre...
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re: Racism in South Africa - crazy4lsu
[quote]You do know that 1518 is in the 16th century, correct? Your claim was that this happens in the 15th century. As seen [/quote] Let me be specific then. The issues with demographic depression already started before 1517 (i.e. the 16th century) as the treatment of the natives was considered ...
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re: Racism in South Africa - crazy4lsu
[quote]Remember though, over 90% of natives were dead by 1700.[/quote] Can you link me on this? Something by a modern scholar. [quote]So, your whole, but but but smallpox blankies in 1763 is irrelevant. [/quote] No it's not irrelevant You said that settlers didn't use smallpox on purp...
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re: Racism in South Africa - crazy4lsu
[quote]Uhhh... new diseases that they had never been exposed to before? [/quote] Again, the issue was demographic recovery. [quote]The vast majority died before any truly large presence of Europeans arrived. You know this, right? [/quote] Again, this notion has been challenged from the...
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re: Racism in South Africa - crazy4lsu
Since this is an extremely broad topic, I'll try to focus on works that give the best overviews. David Stannard's work American Holocaust is among the first to compile the evidence and challenge traditional notions of colonization myths. Benjamin Madley's An American Genocide continues int his tr...
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re: Racism in South Africa - crazy4lsu
[quote]Ima need links. Back up your asinine claim. [/quote] I can provide books. Let me get my list together. ...
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re: Racism in South Africa - crazy4lsu
[quote]No. No it was not. [/quote] Again, the modern scholarship suggests it was genocide. [quote]Disease killed over 90% of the natives. Disease.[/quote] Removing the context of why and how those people died is the issue. Again, native peoples had dealt with epidemics before. What exac...
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