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Daily quote for the foreign politics debate audience (10/11)

We proceed deciphering obscure and camouflage messages which will be likely used during the foreign policy debates… Trickery “Since they never made peace in good faith, and since universal conquest was their object, their treaties were really only suspensions of … Continue reading

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Daily quote for the foreign politics debate audience (10/09)

There are almost two weeks left to the presidential debates on foreign politics. Both candidates will be blowing smoke up the audience’s asses. To understand clearly what they are talking about, and what they really mean behind their noble-sounding invocations … Continue reading

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York Minster inside, out, and nearby

The English Kings and Queens Song 🙂 At this very place, right next to the York Minster, at the center of Roman Eburacum, then Viking’s Jorvik, and now York, Flavius Valerius Constantinus was proclaimed as  Emperor by his legions. After … Continue reading

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Charles-Louis Montesquieu and Social Anthropology #5

Continuation of the previous part… The path that led the Romans to the greatness has originated from the very common state of the emerging societies, Montesquieu claims in Considerations. It was the egalitarian state of the bands of brigands who … Continue reading

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Charles-Louis Montesquieu and Social Anthropology #4

Meanwhile, upon the arrival from England in the spring of 1731, Montesquieu recluses himself for two years at La Brède, limiting all social interactions to a minimum, except the unavoidable landlord routines of the legal care-taking after his estates. In … Continue reading

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Charles-Louis Montesquieu and Social Anthropology #3

Continuation of the previous part… Success of the Persian Letters, which were indeed “selling like a hot bread”, as predicted by Pierre-Nicolas Desmolets, the life-long mentor, friend and censor of Montesquieu, who got acquainted with Charles-Louis back in his years … Continue reading

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Charles-Louis Montesquieu and Social Anthropology #2

Continuation of the previous part… …In the first Letters, touched by nostalgia for the home the Persian travelers Uzbek and Rica left, Montesquieu introduces readers to Persian culture, sparkling further letters with references to other Persian (Zoroastrian), Hindu, and, of … Continue reading

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