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Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
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Posted By ganulv
Organizing conflict around religious identity...

Organizing conflict around religious identity doesn’t sound ludicrous at all. And, yeah, there has been a growth over the past decade of those seeking to reestablish the caliphate. But do you...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
With due respect, you are the one delineating a...

With due respect, you are the one delineating a neat category. I am the one saying that religion is one part of life tied into many others.
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
They’re not always so primarily spiritual as you...

They’re not always so primarily spiritual as you let on. In the 1980s the Guatemalan dictatorship was actively supportive of Pentecostalism, and association with evangelical communities provided a...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
In looking over Thompson’s book yesterday...

In looking over Thompson’s book yesterday afternoon the thing that most jumped out at me was that 3x as many Italians died during WWI as during WWII. I had no idea.
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
Thanks, Tequila. Just checked that one out from...

Thanks, Tequila. Just checked that one out from the local library.
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
It’s a face, and I have no trouble acknowledging...

It’s a face, and I have no trouble acknowledging that. But it’s not the whole. People were waking to burning crosses in front of their yards within the living memory of the part of the U.S. where I...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
Neither is sustainable. Nor completely safe, as...

Neither is sustainable. Nor completely safe, as de Gaulle discovered. :wry:
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
To say that interpretation is up to individuals...

To say that interpretation is up to individuals isn’t to say that a document doesn’t have a core meaning. Almost everyone in the United States has an opinion on and an interpretation of our...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
You can’t get around a layer of expenses, though....

You can’t get around a layer of expenses, though. Payment is going to go towards the maintenance of a Colonial Office or to the House of Saud. It’s a trade-off.
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
There was a certain kind of Western support for...

There was a certain kind of Western support for the Soviet project in its earliest years. There was even an analogous emigration to the Soviet Union. There was a very different, at-a-distance support...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
The Bolsheviks were a mix of a lot of thugs, some...

The Bolsheviks were a mix of a lot of thugs, some thinkers, and some sadists. IS appears to be made up of some thugs and lots of sadists.

I get the impression that they’re as vicious as the Khmer...
Forum: Africa 2 Weeks Ago
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Views: 74,918
Posted By ganulv
Well, one might argue that it’s better for the...

Well, one might argue that it’s better for the citizenry’s day-to-day life to have a static grifter in power than to be forced to choose a new one every X number of years. “At least he’s already...
Forum: Africa 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By ganulv
No doubt that France is paternalistic towards its...

No doubt that France is paternalistic towards its former colonies. The intervention in Côte d'Ivoire would seem to me to be motivated by the desire to maintain stability, in the same way that serving...
Forum: Historians 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 1,667
Posted By ganulv
‘Guardian’ interactive online WWI documentary

The Guardian put together an online interactive Great War documentary earlier in the week. I’m rarely impressed by fancy, “feature rich” Web 2.0 presentations. This one works fairly well for me,...
Forum: Middle East 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 796
Views: 23,843
Posted By ganulv
Segmentary opposition.

In the world of anthropology we call this segmentary opposition (http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/anthropology/courses/122/module6/seg_oppb.html). “Me against my brother, both of us against our...
Forum: Trigger Puller 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By ganulv
Do the U.S. Army and Marine Corps have official...

Do the U.S. Army and Marine Corps have official doctrine on the use of body armor in jungle operations? That’s one environments where I find it hard to imagine that the benefits would outweigh the...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 14,353
Posted By ganulv
Do you know if there is a decent history of the...

Do you know if there is a decent history of the Great War and the vie ferrate, Firn?
Forum: Middle East 06-15-2014
Replies: 796
Views: 23,843
Posted By ganulv
Your thing is that the essential nature of Islam...

Your thing is that the essential nature of Islam explains it all. It has been pointed out to you that it does not in the case of Indonesia. That is more than a stray data point considering Indonesia...
Forum: Middle East 06-14-2014
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Posted By ganulv
Yes, Indonesia is uniquely different. Just like...

Yes, Indonesia is uniquely different. Just like every other country.
Forum: Middle East 06-14-2014
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Views: 23,843
Posted By ganulv
So are you saying that JPEL doesn’t actually...

So are you saying that JPEL doesn’t actually exist? Or that it needs to be longer and less burdened by restrictions?
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
Replies: 796
Views: 23,843
Posted By ganulv
Is the history of Shi'ism in Iraq and Iran...

Is the history of Shi'ism in Iraq and Iran ultimately tied to the Buyid dynasty?
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
Replies: 796
Views: 23,843
Posted By ganulv
I find it difficult to imagine that that would...

I find it difficult to imagine that that would ever occur in a coordinated fashion. If word were to get out – and it would – the political leaders of both sides would have a whole lotta ’splaining to...
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
Replies: 796
Views: 23,843
Posted By ganulv
The Syrian government is in Alawite hands, but...

The Syrian government is in Alawite hands, but 3/4 of the Syrian population is Sunni.
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
Replies: 796
Views: 23,843
Posted By ganulv
The Maoists and the m267 movement had already...

The Maoists and the m267 movement had already built the bones of a legitimate government over the course of the previous years and that was there for them when they seized control of the state. Even...
Forum: Middle East 06-13-2014
Replies: 796
Views: 23,843
Posted By ganulv
Seems to me that ISIS has a nice AfPak situation...

Seems to me that ISIS has a nice AfPak situation going for itself knowing that Assad is going to cry bloody murder if there’s a U.S. drone strike inside Syrian airspace that he can’t deny happened. I...
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