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Day: December 11, 2016

What are the top 10 things everyone should know about Melbournians?

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Vote #1 Alistair Smith: He’s got the most important stuff. Alistair Smith’s answer to What are the top 10 things everyone should know about Melbournians? We are coffee snobs, we (well not me) are sports mad. We dress in black, and we wear layers because of the volatility of the weather. We (and I guess […]

What are the rest of Ottomans’s presence in present Greece?

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Andrew Baird has blocked me, so I’ll post here my corrective that the Parthenon blew up because the Venetians bombarded it. Yes, the Ottomans stored their gunpowder there. They figured the Franks would never destroy the old stones they venerated. And there was noone in the Ottoman realm with the concerted evil of Michel Fourmont: […]

What are the best things about your country?

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Posted in categories: Australia, Greece

What I would have answered your question about my country (Australia) is largely already in Nick Nicholas’ answer to Do Australians like being Australian citizens? But I’ll pretend I didn’t already answer it. Many of the best things about Australia, it shares with the US, and they have a similar reason. The optimism. The social […]

Before Nixon met Mao Zedong in China was there strong opposition against it? Was it regarded as capitulating to freedom hating foreigners?

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The opposition Nixon was truly worried about was the China Lobby, who determined US foreign policy for a couple of decades. But by 1972, the China Lobby seems to have been spent. There was certainly opposition from conservatives, which is why it took Nixon to go to China to begin with. But their voices were […]

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