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Day: September 22, 2016
Why is Atatürk not widely seen as equivalent to Hitler or Mussolini? Why is Atatürk not condemned in the West like other dictators?
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674368378 As I said about another question to Snežana Đorić (Снежана Ђорић): thanks for the A2A, Hinrich, as if I don’t have enough of a bullseye on my back already. It’s an interesting question, and it’s also one that’s not going to get many dispassionate answers. I’ll expand on the answers given by Gustavo Pedroso […]
Why are Cretan murals done so well compared to Roman ones?
What you’re seeing as Cretan murals, dug up from Knossos, look shinier and more vivid than anything dug up from Pompeii, don’t they. It’s almost as if… their painting is modern. And indeed, they are. When you see Cretan murals in situ, they are mostly modern reconstructions; the original bits are the dull looking, barely […]
What is your favorite passage from the ‘Gnostic’ gospels?
Gospel of Thomas for me as well: Parable of the assassin: The kingdom of the father is like a certain man who wanted to kill a powerful man. In his own house he drew his sword and stuck it into the wall in order to find out whether his hand could carry through. Then he […]
What are the cultural differences between different countries’ versions of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette?
Why yes, I do watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Why do you ask? … Yes I am male and straight. Where are you going with this? Only the Australian versions though. I find the US originals boring. Hence me asking the question. A few things that stand out for me with the Australian versions, […]
(Australia) Hypothetically, Would having an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Prime Minister make any noticeable changes to Australia?
Adam Giles: Adam Graham Giles (born 10 April 1973) is an Australian politician and former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (2013-2016) as well as the former leader of the Country Liberal Party (CLP) in the unicameral Northern Territory Parliament. Giles was the first head of government in Australia to have Indigenous Australian ancestry. Royal […]