Best historical study books according to redditors

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u/[deleted] · 221 pointsr/philosophy

> Universal ethics can work for a kind of beings only if grounded in some constitutive condition of the kind, in conjunction with value-commitments shared by all members of the kind. Humanism has identified such a feature in rational agency

It sounds to me like he's trying to revive the core premise of Stoicism here, placing reason as the ultimate good. But this isn't him discovering some universal moral principle, this is him playing Weekend at Bernie's with God's corpse.

The book Homo Deus has a more interesting take on the history and future of humanism. The author defines humanism as a rejection of meaning in exchange for power: in giving up our gods and superstition we took control of the natural world, but abandoned the pursuit of heaven and objective good. The shift in epistemology from being derived from the bible to being derived from human experience (empiricism) is what allowed this exchange to happen. The catch, he says, is that we can create our own meaning. He outlines three major branches of humanism - liberal, socialist, and evolutionary, each with its own systems of value. He goes on to say that liberal humanism, the reigning philosophy of our day, is under threat because technology and inequality are changing what it means to be human.

u/TellMeYourStoryies · 197 pointsr/worldnews

Guns of August and Ghosts of the Ostfront both agree that the lead up to Franz's murder was the straw that broke the camels back, meaning there was an entire bail of hay that had been building up for time.

I know we all like to speculate when the next world war will occur, and I firmly believe another will eventually happen, just not any time soon.

u/kerouacrimbaud · 94 pointsr/Documentaries

Because the reality is that even if rich people did not want to make money, a military-industrial complex would still exist. Security is the desire of every state, every institution, every person. It is necessary and fundamental to every other interest. Without security, you are assured nothing.

The need for security exists before wealth, because what good is wealth without the ability to secure it? Dollars alone do not equate to security either. Saudi Arabia spends more on its military than Russia. I doubt anyone believes Saudi Arabia could go toe to toe with Russia, and the Saudi track record shows that despite the money, their military is in shambles.

Rich people are attracted to defense industries because it is something that will never decrease in demand. No country can ever be secure completely. You may have superiority on the battlefield, but you may not have superiority in cyberwar. You may have superiority in conventional strength, but not unconventional strength. The ancient Greeks were able to reliably defeat the Achaemenid Persians on the battlefield, but because the Persians were superior in every other capacity, Greece eventually became a tributary region of the Persian Empire. The United States was superior to the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese in funds and conventional strength, but its enemy had the upper hand in unconventional strength and in its ability to use time to its advantage.

Security will never be something that is not intensely desired. Weaker states submit to larger ones in exchange for security. This has been the way of the world since time immemorial.

I also want to address your claim in a comment below this.

> Wars are created to profit off of them.

This patently false. Wars form out of an inability of states to make credible commitments. Security is the goal of every state and individual. Because of this, states are heavily incentivized to be murky in how they communicate with others. You want to exaggerate your strengths sufficiently, but not to the point that they lose credibility. You want to downplay your weaknesses as much as possible. The reason for this is that there is an inherent need to never show all your cards. If your enemy wields a stronger hand, it is stupid to tell them you have a weaker one.

Another thing to consider is that states have interests. These interests may be wholly monetary or wholly power based. This is where wealthy individuals find a place to insert themselves into state political security. But is important to remember that most wars are the result of states being unable to rectify their necessity for security with the need of their rivals to be secure as well. Oftentimes, wars begin because there is an asset that two states both require to increase their security. Clearly both can not possess a mountaintop, and you surely cannot trust the other state to operate in good faith, vice versa.

A great real world example of how wars begin via the credible commitment problem is the First World War. There literally a thousand things credited for starting the war, but almost all can be reduced to the credible commitment problem. If the Austrians were able to make credible commitments to the Serbs, then Serb nationalism would likely have been more readily contained. If Russia could have made a credible commitment to Germany that their mobilization efforts were not intended for Germany, but rather solely as a deterrent for excessive Austrian punishment of Serbia, then Germany would have a much easier time deciding to not mobilize its war plans against France and Russia. If Britain and Germany could have made credible commitments regarding their naval buildup, then Anglo-German relations would have been better. If Germany could have made credible commitments to the rest of Europe that it was not seeking to disrupt the other powers in an attempt to attain hegemony, the animosity and distrust would have been lessened.

The point is that regardless of what the rich want, their needs and wants are always secondary to the security of the state. The state is far and away the most important actor in international politics. Even the Iraq War in 2003 had far more geopolitical motives than financial ones. Removing Saddam would enable the US to install a pro-US and anti-Iran regime in a key geopolitical region, the Persian Gulf is incredible important for the global economy, a pro-US Iraq would help contain Iran, isolate Syria, add an ally in the war on terror, and establishing a democracy would potentially help ease tensions among the major Iraqi groups: Sunnis, Shiites, and the ethnic Kurds. Now, the war was a complete failure in all those respects, but the war was never simply a ploy for Cheney to make some money. I am having a hard time sourcing the quote, so I will paraphrase what a British general in WWI said about money and war:

> A country will never let money get in the way of fighting a war.

People do get filthy rich off of war. That is undeniable and it is often times awful. But wars begin largely because people have a really hard time trusting other people over issues of security when they have competing interests regarding their security.

Here is some additional reading:

The Security Dilemma highlights the paradox that as we increase our security, others will be compelled to increase theirs, so we will respond in kind and so on.

Credible commitment regarding Iran this examines the difficulties each nation has with making honest agreements with the other.

The Causes of War by Geoffrey Blainey is a really thorough discussion of why other theories that explain the causes of war fall short and why credible commitment is a common thread in the vast, vast majority of conflicts. He also says that the information problem is also another reason, but the information problem is really a kind of commitment problem in and of itself.

The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman is an examination of the early stages of the First World War.

"The Reasons for War" [PDF warning btw] by Matthew Jackson and Massimo Morelli breaks down the different kinds of commitment problems that states run into, and a lot of their talk revolves around a model of bargaining failure that was brought to the fore by a hella smart dude named James Fearon in 1995

u/jowla · 78 pointsr/WTF

There's a book called 'Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches' by Marvin Harris wherein I first heard of this phenomenon.

u/emotionlotion · 41 pointsr/worldnews

B'Tselem:

"According to the last official estimate, some 23,000 Palestinians were interrogated by the GSS between 1987 and 1994. According to the experience of B'Tselem and other human rights organisations, it is very rare indeed that the GSS interrogates Palestinians without using at least some of the methods described below."


First Intifada

"Righteous Victims" by Benny Morris

u/tofurocks · 33 pointsr/DarkEnlightenment

I have this thread open on another tab. I'll figure I'll repost it here since if I refresh the page it'll be gone forever.

---------------------------RACE HATE FACTS---------------------------

Humans can be genetically categorized into five racial groups, corresponding to traditional races. http://pritchardlab.stanford.edu/publications/pdfs/RosenbergEtAl02.pdf

Genetic analysis “supports the traditional racial groups classification.” http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

“Human genetic variation is geographically structured” and corresponds with race. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15508000

Race can be determined via genetics with certainty for >99.8% of individuals. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15625622

Oral bacteria can be used to determine race. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-oral-bacteria-fingerprint-mouth.html

Race can be determined via brain scans. http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(15)00671-5

96-97% of whites have no African ancestry. http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2013/02/how_mixed_are_african_americans.3.html

97% of Whites have no black ancestry whatsoever. http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-white-black-a-murky-distinction-grows-still-murkier/

There was “minimal gene flow” between archaic Europeans and Asians. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

Common-sense racial categories have biological meaning. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race2.pdf

Human intelligence is highly heritable. http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v16/n10/abs/mp201185a.html

Scientific consensus is that IQ tests are not racially biased. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289608000305

Very poor Whites are comparably intelligent to very wealthy blacks. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Privately, intelligence experts hold more hereditarian views than they express in public. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1994egalitarianfiction.pdf

Black children raised in White households have similar IQs to black children in black households. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1977-07996-001

The average African IQ is estimated at 79. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912003741

The average African-American IQ is 85, compared to the average White IQ of 100. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1997mainstream.pdf

The white-black gap in SAT scores, a proxy for IQ, is increasing. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Genes for large brains, linked to high IQ, are common everywhere except Africa. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB115040765329081636

Intelligence has a 40-50% genetic basis. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/10/news/la-heb-genetic-study-intelligence-20110809

IQ scores are the best predictor of success in Western society. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

IQ is 75% heritable among Whites. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

92% of Mulatto (black man, white women) children are born out of wedlock. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2625893

Gentile whites are the most underrepresented group in top colleges. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

Sweden is the rape capital of the West, likely due to immigration. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

Asian women find White men more attractive than Asian men. http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

White men are pound-for-pound stronger than black men. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-508.pdf

Germanic/Nordic people have lower time preference than any other group. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481443

Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Blacks are seven times more likely than whites to commit murder. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

90% of gang members are non-white. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Asians are nine times more likely than whites to be members of gangs. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American. http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

White immigrants on net improve government revenue, while non-white immigrants cost money. http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/putting-a-price-on-foreigners-strict-immigration-laws-save-denmark-billions-a-759716.html

Blacks are overrepresented in serial killings. http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Serial Killer Information Center/Serial Killer Statistics.pdf

Blacks are overrepresented among child abuse and pedophilia, and this isn’t due to biased reporting. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/03/black_childabuse_statistics_report_debunks_bias_assumptions.html

White-Asian children are twice as likely as Asians to have mental illness. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-08/uoc–baa081108.php

Black-white children are more likely than both black and whites to make poor decisions. http://www.nber.org/papers/w14192

Racial bias against miscegenation is likely biological in origin. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19422626

Interracial marriages have a 23.5% chance of divorce, compared to 13% for same-race couples. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4145377

Mixed race kids suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation, and poor family dynamics. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

Mixed race children are more likely to have health problems, high stress, smoke, and drink. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

The percentage of Blacks in a city, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Blacks are 600% more likely than non-blacks to commit murder. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

The purpose of section 8 housing is to move blacks from elite urban areas to middle class suburbs. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Hispanics receive shorter prison sentences than Whites for the same crimes. http://people.terry.uga.edu/mustard/sentencing.pdf

Police hesitate longer to shoot black suspects than White suspects. http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/Criminal-Justice/faculty-staff/Racial&EthnicBiasDFJDMStrongerLens_ExperimentalCriminology_JamesKlingerVila2014.pdf

Race-mixers may give less parental support to their children because of greater genetic distance. http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com/articles/Rushton%2C

J. Phillipe. “Inclusive fitness in human relationships.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96 (2009).pdf http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01110.x/abstract

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf

Over 100 White women are raped by blacks every day in the United States. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/pdf/1744-9081-3-30.pdf

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

64% of Hispanics have IQs too low to enter the military. http://takimag.com/article/frequently_asked_questions_about_the_jason_richwine_brouhaha_steve_sailer/print#ixzz2TPXmpNgG

Mexican-Americans have higher disability rates than other races. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326162658.htm

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html .

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u/Capt_Blackadder · 29 pointsr/AskHistorians

Well with swearing most of them were the same if used in a different context. The two that have somewhat fallen out of favour in the US were Bloody and Bugger. Both of these were considered foul words and were not for the ears of polite company. Fuck was also popular if not printed. It is hard to determine exactly how popular these words were since they were mostly censored. Our only real sources are court records which do not censor for example in New York in the early 1800s there is a record of a woman charged with obscenity and she is quoted as following a group of women and calling them bloody whores who should go fuck themselves.

If you would like to read all the vulgar words used a dictionary was published in 1811 that is on Gutenberg. If you want more information on the topic then I would recommend

Holy Shit a brief history of swearing.

http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Sh-Brief-History-Swearing/dp/0199742677

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5402

Edit I misquoted the trial

edit2 Sorry about the referel link I thought I had deleted it

u/Vwar · 29 pointsr/MensRights

Men are clearly the "oppressed" sex when you look at quality of life indicators or even just the likelihood of staying alive. This is true now and it was true a thousand years ago. Military historian Martin Van Crevelt went so far as to claim that women have always been the privileged sex. This is debatable, but it is certainly true that on average, women have always had more safe, comfortable lives than men.

Today, there is simply no contest. It isn't just the demonizing of male sexuality, males are now "institutionally oppressed" at every single level: schools, universities, the workplace, criminal courts, family courts, media representation, state funding etc. etc. Most MRA's don't like using the word "oppression" because they are accustomed to hearing it from spoiled brats upset over fat-shaming and manspreading, but in reality it simply means cruel or unjust treatment.

The problem does not lie with women (although to the extent that women enable or support anti-male laws and culture they deserve blame and condemnation). From an institutional perspective the problem lies with the male feminists and gynocentric tradcucks, without whom feminism would never have gotten off the ground, let alone dominate society.

On the subject of vilifying men for their sexuality, tradcons deserve an equal amount of blame. They have repeatedly joined forces with feminists in casting men as dangerous predators. Indeed there was a post on KIA recently linking to a right wing religious blog; the author was celebrating the fact that on the subject of prostitution, pornography etc. feminism will succeed where they failed.

u/karmadillo · 28 pointsr/worldnews

If they simply "stopped paying attention", how would you explain the CIA's orders to the Jeddah consulate to grant Al Qaeda operatives visas into the country?

How do you explain the fact that once in the country, the alleged hijackers received training at secure military installations.

It is you, sir, who needs to read some books:

Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Tragedy and Hope

Wall Street and The Bolshevik Revolution

Wall Street and The Rise of Hitler

Foundations: Their Power and Influence

Bank Control of Large Corporations in the United States

Wake up to reality my friend. These people are not, and have never been, incompetent or negligent. If they were either, they wouldn't be in the positions of power they are in today.

u/33degree · 26 pointsr/politics

First, TH Huxley was his grandfather, my bad. But TH Huxley was very close to HG Welles. They wrote books together and constantly were meeting and having discussions. Alduous Huxley was a fly on the wall for many of these discussions and recounts the influence HG Welles had on him in his book Brave New World Revisited

Both TH Huxley and HG Welles were part of a group called the Rhodes Round Table (a part of the Round Table movement at the turn of the 19th Century) which would be comparable to the CFR today. A Harvard professor named Carroll Quigley wrote an amazing book about their history, rise and fall, called Tragedy and Hope. If you weren't aware, Alduous Huxley was a teacher of Eric Blair (George Orwell) and they both worked in high society circles. Both their books were what they believed would be the logical conclusion of what they saw happening on the inside at the time and this is explicitly stated in this letter from Huxley to Blair.

Huxley's "Brave New World" title is a response/retort/satire to HG Welles' New World Order HG Welles is the originator of the term "New World Order" and that is what Huxley is referring to when he says we're head toward a Brave New World. In his book, Brave New World Revisited, A. Huxley even explicitly makes fun of HG Welles' book The Open Conspiracy for being so evil and moral-less that it is sure to work.

u/Your_Favorite_Poster · 23 pointsr/Futurology

Humans can absolutely be hacked, though, (bribed, manipulated by romance, brainwashed) and one hacked human can do way more damage than one hacked robot.

A.I. can operate on pure logic if we want it to. Why should we give emotional animals authority over one another, when we can bring ultimate, enforceable peace via A.I.? So the spitting drunk guy doesn't get his skull cracked, he gets restrained gently and carted away.

I'm just throwing things out there, but I do get your point about anything using code can be hacked. Maybe we can ask A.I. how to make something foolproof and then let them hold the master key.

EDIT: I want to pimp out this great book by an incredible author, that exactly addresses what we're discussing in a smart, interesting, well-cited way (though I'm only 50 pages in): Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.

u/perfektstranger · 21 pointsr/HistoryPorn

Psychedelics played a bigger role than most people realize. It was the first time on earth there was a substance available to the mainstream in huge quantities that actually changed your perception on a massive level, and it was being taken by prominent social figures. Even as a psychedelic user and advocate myself, I totally underestimated the impact until I read the book "[Acid Dreams - The Complete Social History of LSD]
(https://www.amazon.com/Acid-Dreams-Complete-History-Sixties/dp/0802130623)". Highly recommended.

Edit: Incoming downvotes from people who probably dont know much about psychedelics

u/shadowsweep · 20 pointsr/geopolitics

On the insight of China's rise? I don't know any particular source for this. Briefly, China, when ruled by the Hans, was largely isolationist. Even when they explored the known world with Zheng He's fleets, they were diplomatic and merely traded. No colonies. Today, you see the same diplomacy at work - with only limited military engagement when absolutely necessary. Their peaceful relations in the African and Latin regions support this -- regardless of what the US statement department claims. This is the nature of China. It is a trading nation. Relative to other great powers, it has been only infrequently expansionist. During its most expansive times, it was ruled by non-Hans. The idea that today's China wants to "take over the world" is the Western mindset/experience projecting itself onto China. They reason, "We colonized the entire planet when we were strong. So, of course China will do the same to us.". That fear is only part of the problem. The second problem is that America and some Western allies have never given up global conquest. From that perspective, China is a "threat" -- not to world peace, but to their ambitions.

Read this https://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-History-World-Time/dp/094500110X/

There was also a free book that summarized the main points under a similar title] Tragedy and Hope 101 I think?

u/kleinbl00 · 20 pointsr/pics

Also George Crile's "Charlie Wilson's War" and Robert Baer's "Sleeping with the Devil", one of three books that formed the basis for Syriana.

Osama Bin Laden's relationship with the US is the primary reason behind September 11 conspiracy theories. The official record shows that no money ever flowed directly out of US coffers to Osama bin Laden, which might be true.

It'd be pretty fuckin' weird, though.

UBL was best buddies with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who we funded heavily. He's a cousin by marriage to Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who held an essentially cabinet-level post in the Reagan White House. He was a favorite son of the Bin Laden group, which is Saudi Arabia's Halliburton. And his primary activities in Afghanistan were recruitment videos and multimedia for Saudi Arabia in order to encourage young Arabs to join the jihad.

Considering who we were giving money to in Afghanistan, not giving money to Osama Bin Laden back in the '80s would have been a colossal oversight.

This is how conspiracy theories happen: hide a little, let public misperceptions fill in the blanks. It's a lot better for the CIA to have you believe in "loose change" than to have our heavy investments in Islamic fundamentalism join the public discourse.

u/emr1028 · 20 pointsr/booksuggestions

Quicksand, by Geoffry Wawro

Power, Faith, and Fantasy by Michael Oren

The Coming Anarchy by Robert Kaplan

The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan

The Shia Revival by Vali Nasr (although to be honest I found this one a little dull)

Imperial Life in the Emerald City by Rajiv Chandrasekaran


Little America by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Soldiers of God by Robert Kaplan


Sleeping with the Devil by Baer

Dirty Wars by Jeremey Scahill

Ghost Wars by Steve Coll


Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile

The Way of the Knife by Mark Mazzetti


Eastward to Tartary by Robert Kaplan (I actually haven't read this one yet but it's definitely on my to do list and I'm a huge fan of Kaplan's writing, observation, and analysis.)

The Ends of the Earth by Robert Kaplan

This is a partial list of some books I've read in the past couple of years. I put stars next to the ones that I think are the really really excellent ones. Some of them aren't entirely about the Middle East but the concepts in them are really important if you want to understand the region. I hope you look through the list and at the very least look at some of the books that Amazon recommends to go along with these books.

Oh, you should also check out this essay. I like to think it's decent reading if you want to understand what motivated Bin Laden and the context surrounding his life.


If you manage to read just a few of these, and also keep up with the news (I recommend a subscription to the Economist and to the New York Times) you will be a phenomenally well educated person about the Middle East.

u/LucifersHammerr · 20 pointsr/MensRights

A Reference book of men's issues is probably your best bet for finding relevant studies.

[MRRef] (https://www.reddit.com/r/MRRef/) is more extensive but will require more digging.

Videos:

The Red Pill (NYA)

Everything by Karen Straughan

Everything by Janice Fiamengo

Books:

[Is There Anything Good About Men?] (https://gendertruce.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/baumeister-roy-is-there-anything-good-about-men.pdf) (full book online) by Roy Baumeister

The Myth of Male Power: Why Men are the Disposable Sex by Warren Farrell

The Privileged Sex by Martin Van Creveld

The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys by David Benetar

The Fraud of Feminism (full book online) by Earnest Belford Bax

Who Stole Feminism? by Christina Hoff Sommers

The War Against Boys by Christina Hoff Sommers

Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture by Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young

Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination Against Men by Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young

Sanctifying Misandry: Goddess Ideology and the Fall of Man by Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young

Replacing Misandry: A Revolutionary History of Men by Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young

No More Sex War by Neil Lyndon

A few works that I think deserve more attention. Some are directly related to Men's Rights, others tangentially.

Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior by Christopher Boehm

War, Peace, Human Nature: Converging Evolutionary & Cultural Views by Douglas Fry et. al

Female Forms of Power and the Myth of Male Dominance: A Model of Female/Male Interaction in Peasant Society (paper online) by Susan Carol Rogers

Favoured or oppressed? Married women, property and ‘coverture’ in England, 1660–1800 (paper online) by J. Bailey

The Mothers: A Study of the Origins of Sentiments and Institutions (full book online) by Robert Briffault

Gynocentrism: From Feudalism to the Modern Disney Princess by Peter Wright

Sex and Culture (full book online) by J.D. Unwin

The Manipulated Man (full book online) by Esther Villar

Unknown Misandry (website)

Real Sexism (website)

u/diogenesbarrel · 20 pointsr/pics

I wonder how many people know that Hitler had dozens of Jewish Generals in his army, many were close friends with him.


Also --

Black Nazis! A Study of Racial Ambivalence in Nazi Germany's Military Establishment: Non-German Ethnic Minority and Foreign Volunteers, Conscripts, Laborers and POWs, 1940-1945

http://www.amazon.com/Racial-Ambivalence-Germanys-Military-Establishment/dp/1934703516

From the reviews.


>Ms. Clark also provides far more than enough written evidence for the fact that German racial attitudes were far more enlightened than anything in the US or British military at that time. Blacks in the German military were not merely truck drivers or ammunition handlers as in the US generally; they were highly trained for combat and for intelligence gathering, especially in North Africa.

u/stamostician · 17 pointsr/worldnews

Geopolitics isn't a tinfoil hat doctrine. It's studied at universities and people like Henry Kissinger write nonfiction books about it. If you'd like a primer, try Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley. Bill Clinton had Quigley as a professor and called him the biggest influence in his life.

Why's it so unbelievable?

u/SayingAndUnsaying · 16 pointsr/slatestarcodex

Scott's comment sort of has thread-ender vibes to me, so I'll post one.

Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, by Carrol Quigley.

The Amazon blurb is overly sensational, but not by as much as one might think. For more info I'd recommend checking out Quigley's Wikipedia page.

Excerpt:

> There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the Radical right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other group, and frequently does so. I know of the operation of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies... but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.

(This was written in 1966.)

u/winkadelic · 15 pointsr/AskThe_Donald

Here's an interview that Soros did with "60 Minutes" twenty years ago that explains some of his motivations. This video was rumored to exist for a long time, people reported remembering seeing it. After a long hunt, it was finally discovered by a reddit user in a university library with restricted access.

Just watch the man revel in sociopathy. He knows what he is and likes it. Watch George admit he feels no shame for selling out his fellow Jews to the Nazis and pocketing their possessions. Not spelling Nazis, not soup Nazis, not feminazis, but actual Nazis. The social consequences of his actions are of no concern to him. Watch his reaction when the interviewer asks if he feels guilty.

He promotes completely open borders, devaluing the US dollar and replacing it with a singular global currency. Literally a new world order. (The term for this is "globalism")

The answer to a lot of your questions is "we don't know just yet". I know you're trying to ridicule, but super-rich elites really do exist and they really do control a frightening amount of the world we live in. Globalists care no more for human lives than a homeowner cares for the ants that live in his lawn. They will tinker and experiment and if that means starvation for us, they're willing to make that sacrifice. Fortunately we live in an unprecedented era of transparency and we are slowly assembling the answers and finding out who really rules us, and how.

If you really want to educate yourself, read the book Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time
by Carroll Quigley.
This book is not for the faint-hearted, at 1348 pages it is three inches thick. But it basically lays out the blueprint that globalists like Soros and the Rothschilds believe in. The Dodd Report to the Reece Committee is also worth reading. These are serious, sober works and not froth-at-the-mouth conspiracy theories. I found Carroll Quigley to be quite an affable and communicative writer. He's for globalism, not a raving lunatic decrying it.

There are enough keywords in my last paragraph to keep you busy searching for a while. I hope after you finish reading you can help to spread the word about the works of Quigley, and especially that 60 Minutes interview.

u/guisesrsly · 13 pointsr/worldnews

Hötzendorf was the Chief of general staff of the Austro-Hungarian army. When Ferdinand was murdered by an anarchist teenager in 1914, reasonable people didn't want war. He was a strong proponent of invading Serbia even before the assasination of Archduke Ferdinand and urged the cabinet to go to war.
When A-H decided to invade Serbia (against the recommendations of Germany), it was a disaster. They gained no territory and lost over 200 000 men within a couple of months. The network of alliances was put into place and soon Russia was at war with A-H and Germany. A-H army was incredibly poorly ran due to outdated leadership that relied on outdated tactics so vast numbers of German reinforcements were redirected from the Western front to help out A-H with their failed campaigns. Even so, Germany held its own and finally lost a war of attrition. It's hard to predict what could have been if A-H had competent military leadership instead of Hötzendorf but certainly Germany could have used a decent ally instead of that retard of a little brother that constantly needs helping out until you both meet your inevitable demise. WW1 ended with a humiliating peace treaty for Germany. Sane people knew already then that the peace treay was too harsh and would only incite vengeful thoughts in Germany. Fast forward to a couple of decades and to nobodys surprise, these people were right as Hitler rose to power.
Russia was a monarchist state at the start of WW1. The rulers of England, Germany and Russia all shared a grandmother, Queen Victoria (Kaiser Wilhelm and Nikolai II even called eachother Willy and Nicky) so even if there was squabbling over territories and prestige, nobody wanted millions of people murdering each other. That said, when millions were being killed, nobody wanted to stop. Russia's bad economical situation coupled with a largely unsuccessful war campaign made way for the bolsheviks, led by Lenin to overthrow the monarchy and form a communist state. If there had been no war, the bolsheviks would have been crushed internally (with help of foreign aid as well). Had A-H held its own again Russia, the bolsheviks would have been crushed by the Germans (although it's likely that Germany initially funded the bolsheviks to destabilise Russia- how well did that turn out, huh).
In summary, Hötzendorf urged Austria-Hungary to go to war, then was hopelessly beaten at said war and caused the destruction of its allies as well. The war was blamed on Germany which gave way to the rise of nationalism in Germany and allowed Russia to turn into a terrorist state. By extension, Russia still has never had a chance at real democracy and is still a dictatorship in all but name.

Please note that I am oversimplifying everything and I urge everyone to read up on international relations leading up to WW1 and the war itself. There are so many incredible "what if" moments like the tragic shitshow that was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand for example.
I recommend Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman and youtube channels Epic History channel for a decent 1hr summary of the war to start with and of course the amazing week-by-week summary by Indy Neidell The Great War if you need something to binge on.

u/EntropyFighter · 13 pointsr/todayilearned

He was part of a long tradition of messiahs. This is explored in the fascinating book, "Cows, Pigs, Wars, & Witches: The Riddles of Culture" by the esteemed cultural anthropologist Marvin Harris in a chapter titled, "The Secret of the Prince of Peace".

Essentially, Israel was occupied by the Romans who, understandably, wouldn't let the Jews keep a standing army. This lead to the military-messianism which was essentially a charismatic leader who lead a group of men against the Roman army.

This is why it's said that people were confused when Jesus died because they thought fulfilling the prophecies of the Old Testament (which hadn't been codified as such yet) which most read to mean that he was going to kick the Romans out.

Enter Bar Kochba a messiah who actually DID kick the Romans out and partied like it was 1999 for 3 years until the Romans came back, kicked ass, enslaved tens of thousands, and generally made Israel regret the day they first heard of Bar Kochba. Which is why you generally don't hear about him still.

As for whether Jesus was a Prince of Peace (like modern white people wanna think) or a warrior-messiah (like he actually was), consider Matthew 10:34-38 where he's sounding totally gangsta.

>"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn
>
>' a man against his father,
>a daughter against her mother,
>a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
>a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'
>
>"Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it."

u/toraksmash · 13 pointsr/todayilearned

They weren't just dosing citizens for experimental purposes - they would regularly dose each other just for shits and giggles. It began as a search for a mind-control drug.

Acid Dreams is a great book about the history of the CIA's interactions with LSD. You'll also find appearances by the likes of Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey and their kin. It gives a nice contrasting view of the two (or three, or thirty) different ideologies present amongst the assorted Acid taking groups of the 60's in regards to what they could all agree was a chemical that was going to change everything.

u/STUN_Runner · 13 pointsr/rpg
u/Bukujutsu · 12 pointsr/news

What if we aren't white or east-asian, but still support your cause and understand the threat to western civilization, the finest on earth which has given us the most progress humanitarian and technological progress, from a human biodiversity perspective?

Even Hitler had honorary Aryan's: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorary_Aryan

There's a series of books related to this subject, which has, unsurprisingly, been largely ignored, titled "Black Nazis!": https://www.amazon.com/Black-Nazis-Veronica-Clark/dp/1934703516

Being a strong hereditarian, HBD proponent, and anti-natalist; I would never spread my diseased genes. I'm even planning on altering my facial appearance so as not to offend your eyes.

u/amaxen · 11 pointsr/AskSocialScience

Because one was the state making laws, the other was a religion. If a state makes laws, they're enforced through the use of force. A religion makes laws, and they're mainly done through this: ಠ_ಠ As a society, if you make something against the law there are a certain number of people who will break the law just to express disapproval of the political clique running things, whether it's a monarchy or a democracy, and in short order forbidden items become widespread in society.



Seriously, I'd look up a book called Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: The rational bases of culture, wherin the anthropologist author breaks down a lot of the 'irrational' elements of cultures (e.g. cows in india, pigs in the middle east, and so on) and shows that they're actually quite well-adapted customs for those areas. And the ban on pigs, for instance holds when it's a religious commandment, not so much when a political authority issues the ban.

u/cocoon56 · 10 pointsr/science

There are a lot collapsed societies that beg to differ. This is on my reading list and has great/horrifying examples of civilizations going down in flames.

u/BigglesFlysUndone · 10 pointsr/ImGoingToHellForThis

http://www.amazon.com/Cows-Pigs-Wars-Witches-Riddles/dp/0679724680

The book "Cows, Pigs, War and Witches" gave these possible reasons:

  • Undercooked pork could cause Trichinosis, and it was easier to put an all out ban rather than say "you can eat pork, you just need to cook it well."

  • Pigs come from temperate forests and wallow in mud/ponds for cooling. Imported into drier climates, they create their own mud by rolling in their own urine and excement.

  • A pig's diet directly competes with human's dietary staples...Therefore they were considered delicious, but too resource intensive.
u/eternalkerri · 10 pointsr/AskHistorians

I'm assuming you're mostly interested in the LSD/"Mind Control" aspects of MKUltra.

Much of the official CIA/DoD documentation on MKUltra was destroyed during the 1970's in a big document purge around the time of the Church Comittee. After the revelations of Watergate as well as the era of the post J. Edgar Hoover FBI and revelations of COINTELPRO, the CIA began to purge a lot of it's documents as well as turn a lot of them over.

Much of their clandestine works that were being conducted inside the U.S. with testing and experimentation, as well as it's working with the FBI on counter-espionage were shut down, however MKUltra was officially shut down in '73.

Much of the MKUltra research work was basically "outsourced," to universities, pharmaceutical companies, and research and teaching hospitals. It's a well known and established fact that known psychologists and psychedelic researchers received government grants to study drugs like LSD, BZ, mushrooms, peyote, etc. The DoD also conducted their own experiments

One of the ironies of these paid government experimentations was that it "leaked." People like Leary became so enamored with the drug and the atmosphere of a collegiate environment (Berkeley, UCLA, Harvard, etc.), allowed the drugs to quickly get out of hand and out of the laboratory setting. Essentially many of the researchers and doctors being paid by the CIA and government were the first to start the psychedelics movement.

However, by the mid 1960's the CIA had lost interest in LSD, but not before it turned it lose on the world. There were some wild experiments such as dosing an elephant to death, dosing cats.

Some experiments were pretty nasty too. They experiemented on prisoners, and in one case kept 200 patients dosed on LSD for over 45 days. In some of those cases the doctors have been sued or been subject to censure. However, on the whole, many of these scientists and doctors simply went on with their work in pharmaceuticals and psychology.

In the end, over 1000 academic papers were written about psychoactives. However due to the widespread abuse of and criminalization of the drugs, halted experimentation by the mid 1960's. During this period though, people as varied as housewives to Carey Grant and Francis Crick (of DNA fame), experimented and used the drug. Due to the problematic nature of the drugs abuse a lot of information has been clouded and thorough, modern research has not been done until very recently. During it's brief period of testing, it was discovered that LSD combined with psychotherapy in a controlled environment with a trained facilitator had strong potential to aid treatment. There is also strong evidence that it is very useful in treating other substance abuse issues such as alcoholism, but of course this requires more study.

There is a great book about MKUltra and LSD called Acid Dreams which covers the history of LSD from it's discovery through the 1970's to include its use in MKUltra and the CIA, as well as a history of MKUltra's psychedelic experiments.

u/moteeye · 10 pointsr/MensRights

> It started at a point where full equality was practically achieved.

It most certainly did not. Women have always been the privileged sex. By only focussing on the female side of the equation feminism has never moved us toward gender equality but only ever away from it. The situation is now so lopsided and out of whack that men have no choice but to go against their gender role (which feminists have shamelessly exploited -- the male gender role is to provide for and protect women and children) and draw attention to their own forms of oppression.

Edit: Yes, I know men hate using the word oppression, but I'm sorry to say that the shoe fits. It is certainly cruel and unjust to force men to finance their ex-wives/new baby daddies while being denied access to their children, for example.

u/monkeyvselephant · 10 pointsr/pics

Rebuttal?

sigh you know you're in for a good book when there are comments like...

>"Truth Alert!" The reiteration of the same "facts" and "true events" that have been verbosely over-saturated on every form of "journalism" and news media outlet for the last 65 years are not to be found in this book.

u/whatthefat · 9 pointsr/science

Sure. The source of this idea is the book At Day's Close by the historian Roger Ekirch. He went through historical documents to try to determine how people in the past slept. In doing so, he found many references to a "first sleep" and a "second sleep". People often refer to taking their first sleep shortly after sundown, then awakening for an hour or two before taking their second sleep for the rest of the night. This is now usually referred to as segmented sleep.

The idea that our 'natural' sleep patterns are segmented was picked up by the media very quickly and it has now become a well-known "fact". Unfortunately, we don't have a whole lot of experimental support for this idea. Under most free-sleep conditions, people tend to sleep in a consolidated fashion. The most important experiment in support of the segmented sleep hypothesis is actually the one I mentioned in my previous post, where people were in bed in darkness for 14 hours per night. Under those conditions, some of the participants appeared to adopt a segmented sleep pattern.

The argument is that we may have lost these sleep patterns through the use of electric light after sunset, which promotes wakefulness and delays the circadian rhythm, pushing sleep onset back much later into the night.

u/Veganpuncher · 9 pointsr/PoliticalScience
u/hyperion1634 · 9 pointsr/ShitPoliticsSays

Do you want to go down the "conservatives are biologically inferior to liberals" route? Because that's a dangerous route to go down.

Case in point (and this is only a small portion):

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Race
Race (General)

Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American. Source: http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html

Immigration has reduced the average skill level of Americans. Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/424796/immigration-wave-post-1965-pew-study

54% of college educated immigrants in America are not proficient in literacy. Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/424796/immigration-wave-post-1965-pew-study

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards. Source: http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf#page-15

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression. Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. Source: http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The purpose of section 8 housing is to move Blacks from elite urban areas to middle class suburbs. Source: http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics in an area, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. Source: http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

High income does not help Middle Eastern, East Indian and Asian men date White women. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

Women who claim to be willing to date any race are lying and are just as discriminatory as women with explicit racial preferences. Source: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=895442

Half of hate crimes are Blacks and Hispanics attacking each other. Source: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=7337

White and Asian women have more successful marriages than Black or Hispanic women. Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr049.pdf#page=7

Blacks and Hispanics have less ability to delay gratification than Whites. Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886901000290

Racism is an “automatic” part of human behavior. Source: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00108/abstract

Men with high testosterone, who are also more attractive, are more likely to be racist. Source: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/ironically-a-mans-face-can-tell-you-if-hes-likely-to-act-like-a-racist

Of the 30 most deadly mass shootings in America, non-whites committed 36%, a slight overrepresentation. Source: http://www.vdare.com/posts/of-the-thirty-deadliest-shooters-at-least-a-dozen-are-not-white-males

Most students accused of sexual assault on college campuses are non-White. Source: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/argument-sexual-assault-race-harvard-law-school

Whites

White men are pound-for-pound stronger than Black or Hispanic men. Source: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/10/508

Germanic/Nordic people have lower time preference than any other group. Source: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481443

Asians, Hispanics and Blacks would rather live among White people than among other minorities. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

90% of gang members are non-White. Source: http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Non-Jewish Whites are the most underrepresented group in top colleges. Source: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

The Western aesthetic of big eyes and pale skin is universally considered appealing. Source: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/23/about-face

There are more significant artistic figures from West than from the rest of the world combined. Source: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12129-012-9276-9

Blacks

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

48% of African Americans have Herpes Simplex Virus. Source: http://www.cdc.gov/stdconference/2000/media/AfAmericans2000.htm

Gonorrhea rates are 30 times higher in African Americans than in Whites. Source: http://www.cdc.gov/stdconference/2000/media/AfAmericans2000.htm

Police hesitate longer to shoot Black suspects than White suspects. Source: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11292-014-9204-9

Over 100 White women are raped or sexually assaulted by Black men every day in the United States. Source: http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

Blacks are overrepresented in serial killings, and this overrepresentation is increasing. Source: http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Serial%20Killer%20Information%20Center/Serial%20Killer%20Statistics.pdf#page=3

Blacks are overrepresented among child abusers, and this isn’t due to biased reporting. Source: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/03/Black_childabuse_statistics_report_debunks_bias_assumptions.html

39% of all cop killers are Black, although Blacks are only 12% of the population. Source: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/leoka/2013/officers-feloniously-killed/felonious_topic_page_2013.pdf#page=4

73% of Black babies are born out of wedlock. Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_01.pdf#page=8

The average Black has an IQ score 1 standard deviation (15 IQ points) lower than the average White. Source: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/siegle/research/correlation/intelligence.pdf

The Black-White IQ gap in America is equal to the gap in South Africa, even though SA is ruled by Blacks. Source: http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/ravensiii.pdf

The Black-White IQ gap exists even when both races are raised in identical environments. Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016028969290028P

93% of Black men who are murdered are killed by other Black men. Source: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/bvvc.pdf#page=3

The Black-White IQ gap still exists and has not decreased in size. Source: http://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/The%20totality%20of%20available%20evidence%20shows%20the%20race%20IQ%20gap%20still%20remains.pdf

70% of Black children are born out of wedlock. Source: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2625893

Blacks commit 56% of all robberies, despite being only 12% of the population. Source: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/tables/table-43

Blacks commit 50% of all murders, despite being only 12% of the population. Source: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/tables/table-43

Despite making up less than 12% of the US population, Blacks commit 1 in every 3 rapes. Source: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/tables/table-43

Young Black men kill 14 times more often than young White men. Source: http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/22/viewpoint-dont-ignore-race-in-christopher-lanes-murder/#ixzz2ciWBxj00

Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/

Black women are four times more likely to be overweight than White women. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

Blacks are seven times more likely than Whites to commit murder. Source: http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Students of all races perform worse in schools with more Black students. Source: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/09/24/study-finds-students-underperform-in-schools-with-large-Black-populations

Blacks have an average brain size of 1267 cubic cm, compared to Whites at 1347 cm. Source: http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/RandRProgressIntell2003.pdf

97% of White men refuse to date Black women. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

The percentage of Blacks in a city, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. Source: http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Blacks are 600% more likely than non-Blacks to commit murder. Source: http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

In New York City, 1% of people arrested for shootings were White, while 74% were Black. Source: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/analysis_and_planning/enforcement_report_year_end_2014.pdf#page=17

In New York City, 43% of people arrested for rape were Black. Source: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/analysis_and_planning/enforcement_report_year_end_2014.pdf#page=8

In New York City, 61% of people arrested for robbery were Black. Source: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/analysis_and_planning/enforcement_report_year_end_2014.pdf#page=10

Blacks have lower emotional intelligence than Whites. Source: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijsa.12069/abstract

u/jinglejangle101 · 9 pointsr/The_Donald

If you want to see an honest discussion about race, look at these studies and facts:

Humans can be genetically categorized into five racial groups, corresponding to traditional races.
http://pritchardlab.stanford.edu/publications/pdfs/RosenbergEtAl02.pdf

Genetic analysis “supports the traditional racial groups classification.” http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

“Human genetic variation is geographically structured” and corresponds with race. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15508000

Race can be determined via genetics with certainty for >99.8% of individuals.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15625622

Oral bacteria can be used to determine race. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-oral-bacteria-fingerprint-mouth.html

Race can be determined via brain scans. http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(15)00671-5

96-97% of whites have no African ancestry.
http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2013/02/how_mixed_are_african_americans.3.html

97% of Whites have no black ancestry whatsoever. http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-white-black-a-murky-distinction-grows-still-murkier/

There was “minimal gene flow” between archaic Europeans and Asians. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

Common-sense racial categories have biological meaning. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race2.pdf

Human intelligence is highly heritable. http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v16/n10/abs/mp201185a.html

Scientific consensus is that IQ tests are not racially biased. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289608000305

Very poor Whites are comparably intelligent to very wealthy blacks. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Privately, intelligence experts hold more hereditarian views than they express in public. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1994egalitarianfiction.pdf

Black children raised in White households have similar IQs to black children in black households. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1977-07996-001

The average African IQ is estimated at 79. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912003741

The average African-American IQ is 85, compared to the average White IQ of 100. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1997mainstream.pdf

The white-black gap in SAT scores, a proxy for IQ, is increasing. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Genes for large brains, linked to high IQ, are common everywhere except Africa.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB115040765329081636

Intelligence has a 40-50% genetic basis. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/10/news/la-heb-genetic-study-intelligence-20110809

IQ scores are the best predictor of success in Western society. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

IQ is 75% heritable among Whites. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

92% of Mulatto (black man, white women) children are born out of wedlock. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2625893

Gentile whites are the most underrepresented group in top colleges. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

Sweden is the rape capital of the West, likely due to immigration. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

Asian women find White men more attractive than Asian men. http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

White men are pound-for-pound stronger than black men. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-508.pdf

Germanic/Nordic people have lower time preference than any other group. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481443

Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Blacks are seven times more likely than whites to commit murder. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

90% of gang members are non-white. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Asians are nine times more likely than whites to be members of gangs. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American. http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

White immigrants on net improve government revenue, while non-white immigrants cost money. http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/putting-a-price-on-foreigners-strict-immigration-laws-save-denmark-billions-a-759716.html

Blacks are overrepresented in serial killings. http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Serial Killer Information Center/Serial Killer Statistics.pdf

Blacks are overrepresented among child abuse and pedophilia, and this isn’t due to biased reporting. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/03/black_childabuse_statistics_report_debunks_bias_assumptions.html

White-Asian children are twice as likely as Asians to have mental illness. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-08/uoc–baa081108.php

Black-white children are more likely than both black and whites to make poor decisions. http://www.nber.org/papers/w14192

Racial bias against miscegenation is likely biological in origin. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19422626

Interracial marriages have a 23.5% chance of divorce, compared to 13% for same-race couples. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4145377

Mixed race kids suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation, and poor family dynamics. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

Mixed race children are more likely to have health problems, high stress, smoke, and drink. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

The percentage of Blacks in a city, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Blacks are 600% more likely than non-blacks to commit murder. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

The purpose of section 8 housing is to move blacks from elite urban areas to middle class suburbs. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Hispanics receive shorter prison sentences than Whites for the same crimes. http://people.terry.uga.edu/mustard/sentencing.pdf

Police hesitate longer to shoot black suspects than White suspects. http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/Criminal-Justice/faculty-staff/Racial&EthnicBiasDFJDMStrongerLens_ExperimentalCriminology_JamesKlingerVila2014.pdf

Race-mixers may give less parental support to their children because of greater genetic distance. http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com/articles/Rushton%2C
J. Phillipe. “Inclusive fitness in human relationships.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96 (2009).pdf
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01110.x/abstract

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf

Over 100 White women are raped by blacks every day in the United States. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/pdf/1744-9081-3-30.pdf

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

64% of Hispanics have IQs too low to enter the military. http://takimag.com/article/frequently_asked_questions_about_the_jason_richwine_brouhaha_steve_sailer/print#ixzz2TPXmpNgG

Mexican-Americans have higher disability rates than other races. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326162658.htm

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

u/EuphemismTreadmill · 8 pointsr/interestingasfuck

Evergreen College, represent! (It's Coontz, btw, with a "C".) It might also be in the Marriage book : http://www.amazon.com/Marriage-History-How-Love-Conquered/dp/014303667X

u/Static_Line_Bait · 8 pointsr/AskHistorians

I'm not sure if these necessarily meet the standard for this sub, but two layman-friendly and highly interesting books you might like are Lies My Teacher Told Me and Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches.

u/mossyskeleton · 8 pointsr/Drugs

OP are you reading Acid Dreams? I'm reading it right now... seems like every page there's multiple mind-blowing TIL's like this.

u/333bbbggg · 8 pointsr/conspiracy

Couple different reasons:

  1. The "Elites" have been writing down their plans for a New World Order since HG Welles coined the term back in the day. His book with the same name explains how the Elites will evolve and then keep the beta human monkeys as their pets: http://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Wells_New_World_Order-5.pdf
    In the 60s, Carroll Quigley wrote the plan down again in his book Tragedy and Hope More recently, Obama string pullers like Zbignew Brezenski have written down the plan for the NWO in books like the Technotronic Era

  2. Hundreds of elites repeat it over and over in their speeches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVYBDIkgxKo . Gary Hart is especially egregious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTOCRa9lTZc

  3. There have been hundreds upon hundreds of whistleblowers throughout the years that have come forward. Listen to the story of Aaron Russo. Listen to Naval Intelligence whistleblower Bill Cooper in 1991. Listen to Darrell Hamomoto (trained through the Rockefeller Foundation).

  4. Look at Wikileaks. Hillary Clinton said outright to Wall St insiders that she wants "Hemispheric Government and trade". That's the definition and fear of the NWO (one world global elitist government).

  5. Look at the TPP. 100% undeniable proof that Obama wanted to consolidate Mexico, America, and Canada into a single "Trans Atlantic Union". Look at the European Union. It's all about the consolidation of power. If you think about the NWO simply as the consolidation of power into globalist government hands, then what Julian Assange says in this interview makes the NWO perfectly clear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6qlc3lStM4
u/ozzmeister00 · 8 pointsr/boardgames

Being too young to have experienced this first-hand, but just young enough to feel the effects of it on my life (my mother, who lived through the 80's, banned me from playing D&D because of this sentiment), Of Dice and Men helped me understand why that all came about.

Tl;dr of which: someone didn't like D&D and lied profusely about it in an era before fact-checking was so easy.

PS The book is great for other things, like understanding the origins of the game.

u/CesarShackleston · 8 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

>It's important to note that this is a cultural phenomenon, not a political one.

I may be misunderstanding you but I'm not sure you're correct on this particular point. Cultural misandry is indeed being reflected in actual laws. See Legalizing Misandry by the Canadian academics Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young (both left-wingers, incidentally).

Indeed analyses of political discrimination against men go back to at least the late 19th century when the socialist Earnest Belfort Bax wrote The Legal Subjugation of Men (1896).

The very idea that males can suffer gender-based discrimination is extremely counter-intuitive for both men and women. This is in part because the male gender role is rooted in strength. The other problem is that most people in positions of overt power are male; however powerful men do not actually try to "privilege" other males; quite the opposite; males (unlike females) lack in-group preference and indeed tend to favor the opposite sex. Powerful men loving being chivalrous. Study after study has determined that there is a very large "empathy gap" between the sexes. Several have found eg if forced to choose between killing an innocent man or woman, both sexes will choose the man.

One academic, albeit an Israeli right-wing military strategist, has even claimed that females are and always have been the privileged sex. I wouldn't go that far, but it's pretty clear if you look at the statistical data alone that "patriarchy" hypothesis is fundamentally irrational. No, men don't want to oppress their own mothers and daughters, and no, males aren't privileged. Rich men, sure.

Since we're talking about feminism and political power, it's very interesting to note that there is probably a Machiavellian aspect to this as well. The first "gender studies" courses were financed by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, and extreme anti-male feminism (what we would now call mainstream feminism) arose during the "COINTELPRO" era.

Left wing media analysis Mark Crispin Miller stated the following during Occupy Wall Street, after being accosted by feminist Laurie Pennie:

"It’s interesting to note that Ford and Rockefeller and the other foundations with strong CIA connections started giving grants in the early 70s to study race and gender. It was a sudden move towards identity politics by these organisations and the theory is that the reason they did this was to balkanise the left and to prevent it from pursuing any kind of a class or economic analysis. Without denying the justice of what you’re saying, this is not an irrelevant theory. I don’t think, anyway."

His opinion is bolstered by an FBI document from 1969:

"The Women’s Liberation Movement may be considered as subversive to the New Left and revolutionary movements as they have proven to be a divisive and factionalizing factor.... It could be well recommended as a counterintelligence movement to weaken the revolutionary movement.” This was from an August, 1969 report by the head of the San Francisco FBI office.[4] Within several years, the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations were pumping millions into women’s studies programs on campus.







If you actually look at the statistics you find that men and boys fare worse on practically every quality of life indicator. So at minimum, leftists need to abandon this "male privilege" nonsense.

u/Vried · 8 pointsr/SubredditDrama

Gay nazis existed

Black Nazis existed

So I'll repeat: those points don't stop someone being Nazi/fascist.

Milo was so blind to the alt-rights true intention sounds like his pathetic excuse for the karaoke video with the Nazi salutes and Spencer. For someone who knew nothing of their true face he certainly was able to court them very well.

Thia "it's just a joke" defence is flimsy too. Let's take his article on women and GPS systems for example. It's simply vitriol under a thin veneer of humour. Also if his mainessage is the internet should just be a tool for him to bully people then he's more of a tit than I thought.

So the take home I'm getting from your post is he isn't a Nazi but has no problem propping up Nazis to further his own agenda? Okay, I'll concede he might not be a Nazi, but he's just as complicit in fostering a Nazi/fascist movement. At what point is that just splitting hairs?

u/-more_fool_me- · 7 pointsr/AskHistorians

The only thing I can find about ancient Egyptian profanity specifically is this /r/AskHistorians post from last year (EDIT: with answers by /u/peter_emrys and /u/Bentresh). Swearing seems not to be very well attested in Egyptian sources, although I have no doubt that your average ancient Egyptian wasn't any more prim and proper than the average modern person.

Melissa Mohr's *Holy Sh**t: A Brief History of Swearing (2013) covers other areas of classical antiquity, but as far as I can tell doesn't touch on Egypt.

EDIT 2: I can't stop giggling at "Keb on a crutch".

u/rockne · 7 pointsr/todayilearned

Also, Collapse and Guns, Gems and Steel by Jared Diamond

u/juliebeen · 7 pointsr/books

Jared Diamond - Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel

Both are great. Not at all boring. Both are favorites of mine.

u/Inclol · 7 pointsr/europe

What you're thinking of is probably Fukuyamas second thesis of the 'last man'; http://www.amazon.com/The-End-History-Last-Man/dp/0743284550

u/eatcrayons · 7 pointsr/worldnews

I read "Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond" over the summer, not knowing much about LSD history besides the CIA made it, and it was one of the greatest reads of my life. Explains all of the steps of the movement, about public opinion, the main personalities involved, and the political movements that came from all of these different groups.

u/kabuli · 7 pointsr/AskHistorians

This is true. Outlined well in Acid Dreams by Martin A. Lee & Bruce Shlain Known as MKULTRA, another interesting aspect is the psychiatric community and some of their personal lives intertwining with those governmental groups.

u/juanfranela · 7 pointsr/todayilearned
u/911bodysnatchers322 · 7 pointsr/conspiracy

Very good job putting globalism into the context of the ambitions of turn of the 20th century industrialist Cecil Rhodes (rhodesia/s.african mining interests), and his connection with Milner. This actually explains a lot, filling in a piece of the puzzle connecting to the early american industrialist dynasties and thereby, to the rev. war and beyond into history.

Also good job in demonstrating that financial climate of preNazi Germany as created by the establishment which was abusing them into a mass social movement based on anger, betrayal and desperation.

Hopefully the rest of you here read it like I did: that these preconditions of preNazi germany parallel the current climate in america. As a cautionary tale. Well done, sir. For this excellent piece I'm giving you gold.

BTW Tragedy and Hope has been on my reading list, ever since I found out it was written by Clinton's prof and was 'conspiracyish'. Also, refreshing to see the matrix/truther use of 'redpill' that isn't in the context of tricking women into sleeping with you.

u/guillaumvonzaders · 7 pointsr/Documentaries

No, not entirely. Everyone has beliefs and opinions that may not be supported by facts, be it willful suspension of skepticism or mere ignorance. The core issue and the examples given are, in fact, facts. Check them out for yourself. Also, pick up a copy of Carrol Quigley's Tragedy And Hope for some real mindblowing action. Warning, it's fucking LONG.

All the information is available for anyone to check out...it's depressing, but at the same time, very interesting and far more thrilling than just about any work of fiction.

u/aredcup · 7 pointsr/worldnews

This relationship is a hell of a lot more complex and deep-rooted than most people realize. If you are interested, check out the book: Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude.

u/stackedmidgets · 7 pointsr/Anarcho_Capitalism

No. The IC doesn't even have a single dominant agency, although all the agencies theoretically all operate under the DHS now. It has even less capacity to dominate all of the USG.

I'm a little rusty on how the DHS has evolved, in part because so many of the recent developments are at least semi-secret. But if you look at US history, different agencies within the IC are often competing with one another for control and influence. Sometimes they cooperate, other times they compete.

The FBI, for example, has almost nothing at all to do with an agency like HUD, which has its own power base and purview. HUD has little coordination with the EPA. The EPA has little to do with the FDA. The CIA and the State Department are very close (even to the point of work environment -- the CIA often operates out of embassies).

The system of foundations and think tanks works closely with the IC in a symbiotic fashion. They share the same labor pool as well, as all of them prefer to recruit leadership from the Ivies.

There are also natural cozy connections between the IC and the finance community. Financial firms are often ideal shell organizations for cover identities, because the way that business works is that you exchange investment money for information and some degree of control.

Individuals within the different agencies often hate each other, because they're competing for the same pile of resources. They have to convince people in different intelligence committees that their agency should get funding and not the others. And in turn the agencies have to compete with private firms for funding (especially since the post-9/11 privatization explosion). Competition between the agencies can even result in the deaths of agents. The Israeli Air Force sunk the NSA spy ship, the USS Liberty, the State Department basically covered for the Israelis instead of treating it like an act of war.

On occasion, when certain elements in the government become too powerful, different elements group together to purge whatever agencies are threatening to tip the balance. The Church Committee put a boot to the neck of the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA in particular. The ability of the IC to assassinate foreign leaders was a particular target of the committee. Arguably, this is because this put American elected politicians at greater risk of retaliation. Saying that politicians are valid targets of clandestine aggression naturally puts your own politicians in danger.

The historical context was also that, after Vietnam and Nixon's impeachment, the US was going through severe economic times. Cutting back on the military and the intelligence agencies in particular was much easier than going after other types of government spending. It was a good way for politicians to appear morally upright and fiscally responsible.

During the Bush administration, the different agencies competed for influence and money with the elected administration. The 9/11 attacks resulted in a bonanza of new financing and special powers within the IC. Different agencies competed with each other to provide usable pretexts for war [1] with Iraq and other governments. It may be hard to believe, but GBII authentically thought that he was on a mission from God to go to war with Iraq, and also wanted revenge for Saddam's attempt on GBI's life. The agencies competed with each other to fabricate evidence that Saddam had broken WMD treaties to make it easier to go to war. The agencies didn't even succeed at building a sufficiently credible fabrication to secure the strong support of all NATO countries, but the administration just went to war with the lies it had anyway.

So, the agencies are powerful, but they're still ultimately subordinate to other powerful elements within the state, and they still have to compete with each other. Other books that I would suggest would be Bob Baer's 'Sleeping With the Devil,' which talks about State/CIA subordination to the Saudi kingdom. You have a lot of different elements within the government that work at cross-purposes with each other. One working group might be funneling money to some Saudi shithead who is in turn funneling money to train terrorists to attack American cities while another agency is attempting to interdict their money flows. Meanwhile, another working group is collaborating with the Mossad to undermine the same arms network that another American agency is funding. Meanwhile, the FBI, the NSA, and the NYPD are all monitoring the same group of terrorists in NYC, but fail to actually act in time to stop a terrorist attack, because they don't want to disrupt their intelligence network. Also, due to lack of internal foreign language expertise, the agencies hire foreign-born graduates willy-nilly, resulting in total penetration by more foreign governments than you even want to think about, each with great access to classified material.

The result is less of that of a hyper-organized Illuminati, and more of that of a bunch of guys who hate each other spending 50% of their time covering their asses, 25% of the time being paranoid about other people in their own government, 15% of the time doing awful things, and the remaining 10% writing up nonsensical reports based on 8-year-old information.

The big problem is that America's foreign policy goals are insane when viewed at a 50,000 foot elevation level. But then when you get closer, it turns out that it's actually several different ways of crazy with no rational narrative to explain it. Then you get closer and closer, and see entire buildings full of people transcribing fights between American military husbands and wives. There are some funny passages in [1] about NSA people spending huge amounts of time just spying on the American military and people in the State department because those were the only people that they had the language capabilities to actually understand out of the intercepts that they had from target countries.

[1]http://www.amazon.com/Pretext-War-Americas-Intelligence-Agencies/dp/140003034X
[2]http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1400052688

u/RemtonJDulyak · 7 pointsr/rpg

> White Wolf did more to bring people to gaming as a hobby in 5 yrs than TSR did in triple that time, in terms of effort, and we can probably attribute some non-trivial fraction of how diverse the gaming community is to their efforts.

I agree with this, though I must say that TSR was child of a "nerds only" era, when marketing was not an issue, as there were two or three major fanzines where you found advertisement, and most publicity was done by hearsay.
It is to their fault that the failed to adapt to changing times, that's for sure (I would advise anyone interested in their history to read Of Dice and Men, an amazing book), but I can understand why someone "younger" did a better attempt at it...

u/TheCultureOfCritique · 7 pointsr/DnD

These are both good reads for nerds and novices:

u/skoallly · 7 pointsr/MensRights

>In the olden days, it was forbidden for women to own property.

This is a feminist myth

>For example, women are now allowed to be in leadership positions, right? But we're still woefully underrepresented

This is also a feminist myth. Males have out group bias toward women, whereas females have in group bias toward themselves. In other words, it doesn't matter whether e.g. a politician is male or female, they will still serve women's interests above those of men. For the most part that means protection -- which is why the majority of people who have ever reproduced and passed on their DNA have been female. And yes, this can indeed take on "patriarchal" forms (e.g. in Saudi Arabia women are required to have male chaperones). All societies require protection of women, while males are disposable.

>And you're right - It's not like the olden days when all men really were oppressing all women by not allowing them to own property

Again, this is a myth. Females have always been the privileged sex.. Your basic problem is that you're not looking at the disadvantages of being male. You're only focussing on the (rapidly disappearing) benefits.

>saying that men are allowed to rape their wives

The idea that "rape" was even possible in a marriage is a new, novel idea. The whole point of marriage was for men to protect and provide for women in exchange for sex and support. If you want to see what "oppression" looks like, most countries do not even recognize female on male rape. This even extends to adult females raping boys. That's where most male rapists come from, incidentally. Three separate studies in Canada determined that between 60-80 percent of male rapists were sexually abused by women as children.

Have females suffered disadvantages and hardships and even "oppression" throughout history? Sure. So have males. To the extent that one sex has been "privileged" it is clearly females, if for no other reason than you were much more likely to be alive and to be able to reproduce. 99 percent of men have no desire to harm women, on the contrary we have an instinctual impulse to want to protect and provide for you.

u/StorkKing · 7 pointsr/MensRights

> Because historically, factually, men have not been oppressed.

Absolutely absurd. Look up the word "androcide." Or look at the DNA stats. At every point in civilized history men and boys have been much, much more likely to be slaughtered. If that isn't "oppression" nothing is.

u/Detoxification- · 7 pointsr/Braincels

>You know better though. There are so many posts here about "normies" coping, when you're the ones making up this black and white nonsense as a cope.

There's a lot of coping here, but this isn't cope. How is an ugly person pointing out how looks are everything 'cope'? Do you even know what ‘cope’ means? “Coping” is characterized by a degree of false optimism.

>Go look at any female who is remotely attractive online and there are plenty of dumb comments from guys.

It's not the same. Male attraction towards attractive women isn't nearly as obsessive. Young men are certainly attracted to hot women, but the attraction isn't nearly as obsessive as sending serial killers love letters or female FBI agents sleeping with ISIS members. A guy just thinks "damn, she's hot" and goes about his day.

There's a reason even the hottest women in the world aren't treated with the same amount of obsession as your typical high school girl treats, say, Justin Bieber. You won’t find a man spending day and night thinking about Beyonce or Kim Kardashian. Moreover, men tend to not remain with criminal, psychotic women even if she is attractive. "Don't stick your dick in crazy" has no female analogue.

All in all, women are truly the shallow sex, because they are routinely willing to abrogate any moral principles they claim to have to get Chad cock.

>being a woman for most of recorded history sucked.

Not really. Women have actually had it easier than men for most of recorded history. Substantially easier, in fact. Read this book.

> Yeah, if you're actually really ugly (and a lot of you most certainly aren't) it's unfair and it sucks. Just like being born in sub Sahara Africa sucks, or being born basically anyone before 1960 or so often sucked, or being a woman for most of recorded history sucked.
>Life generally fucking sucks, welcome to reality

Notice how the attitude towards social injustice changes when incels are on the receiving end. Suddenly, you people become all nihilistic. “The world is unfair. Just deal with it”. You would never say that to any other marginalized group. Suddenly, when the conversation is about male virgins, the typical hypocritical progressive (tm) Reddit user reverts to effectively far-right talking points about the cruelty of reality.

u/firstterr · 7 pointsr/MensRights

"Male privilege" theory is one of the most retarded concepts in the history of the world. I can't believe I even have to argue this. A boy who had his guts blown out and died on a bed of barbed wire inhaling poisonous gas during WWI was privileged? Are you out of your fucking mind?

A more intriguing question is whether women have always been the privileged sex, as Israeli war historian Martin Van Creveld argues in his book of the same name. I don't think so, personally. Though females have had all sorts of privileges throughout history, how many men here would prefer to be a woman?

u/Talleyrayand · 6 pointsr/AskHistorians

Counterfactual questions can be useful, but I've generally had an ambivalence toward them for several reasons. There's one reason, in particular, though, that I'd like to use to open up further questions and comments.

Most who frequent this subreddit might be familiar with this book. It's a fun read, but a quick look at the table of contents reveals that the essays are overwhelmingly addressing questions about military. Now, this isn't surprising, given that the book's concept is an expansion of an earlier one focused solely on military history. Thirty-three of the forty-five essays in the book revolve around "what-if-this-person-lost-this-battle" or "what-if-a-certain-war-had-been-won-by-the-other-side."

I figured that a lot of those essays were written with a different audience in mind, and since it wasn't my cup of tea, I didn't give it much further thought. But after reading this question and looking back through the book, I think that table of contents might explain my uneasiness with counterfactual historical questions.

It wasn't the fact that those questions were overwhelmingly on a subject for which I had only a tangential interest that bothered me, but that all of them, save for a handful, were placing the power to significantly alter history into the hands of a few great men. Napoleon Bonaparte, Otto von Bismarck, Robert E. Lee, Alexander the Great, Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, V. I. Lenin, and George Washington all figure prominently in these essays; there is little about everyday people, scant minority voices, and nothing about women.

However, I wonder if this isn't just a casualty of the way these questions are posed; even the most intriguing essays that attempt to incorporate multiple voices - the one at the end asking what would happen if potatoes were never transplanted to Europe from Peru is a good example - end up ultimately placing the power of changing history into the hands of a single man. In this case, it's completely on Pizarro bringing back the potato; there's no chance that peasants in Europe would have chosen not to cultivate it, there's no room to speculate if it might have gotten there by some other means.

This raises several questions, then (and this is the TL;DR version): Are counterfactual questions only useful or interesting when they're posed about the "big players" in history? Is it possible to ask such questions about "lesser" figures? And does focusing on the counterfactual marginalize the power/agency that everyday people had to alter the course of history?

u/sense · 6 pointsr/reddit.com

A great book on the subject is "Righteous Victims" by the Israel New Historian Benny Morris.

http://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Victims-Zionist-Arab-Conflict-1881-2001/dp/0679744754

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Morris

Benny Morris is not a sentimental leftist. He is by far the most respected historian in Israel.

Here is a dual review of Benny Morris' latest work in comparison to a Palestinian history of the creation of Israel:

http://www.bookforum.com/inprint/014_03/858

(This dual review is by Gershom Gorenberg)

u/GoldRedBlue · 6 pointsr/Firearms

> we'd won, it was all over and capitalism and democracy would give us a bright modern future

Francis Fucking Fukuyama deserves a huge share of the blame for propagating this bullshit.

u/SecretChristian · 6 pointsr/LSD

Not specifically about LSD, but good:


Anything by Aldous Huxley (Doors of Perception in particular)

About LSD and great:


LSD: Doorway to the Numinous



Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD

u/dubsideofmoon · 6 pointsr/todayilearned

Check out the book Acid Dreams . It's fantastic, and it covers this and all the other totally wild things that happened in the early days of LSD. It also includes information on the weaponized hallucinogens that were used against enemy troops in Vietnam.

Just wanted to point out that there are real books on this stuff, and not just websites.

u/jjeremyharrelson · 6 pointsr/worldpolitics

This is silly. Did you wake up this morning and decide to take up geopolitics as a pastime?

Most of the readers here are too far into this to waste time giving history lessons.

If you want to brush up on the subject here are a few books to start with:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0805075593?pc_redir=1408767114&robot_redir=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0985271027?pc_redir=1408686538&robot_redir=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0615602223?pc_redir=1408631528&robot_redir=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1935439618?pc_redir=1408800754&robot_redir=1

http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Ultimate-Insiders-Story-Presidents/dp/0684834979/sr=8-1/qid=1163059092/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-8219747-6907339?ie=UTF8&s=books

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/094500110X?pc_redir=1408852909&robot_redir=1


Read these books and then do your own research and look into the claims for yourself. Most of his claims are common knowledge, and have been widely reported with frequency over the past decade. They are easily researchable with rudimentary search engine skills.

Your burden of proof logic games are misguided and add nothing to such a prima facia discussion

u/snufkin1234 · 6 pointsr/WitchesVsPatriarchy

I haven't read this one but it's been in my amazon cart for awhile! I heard a talk by a herbalist in my community who referenced this book in talking about this exact topic -- how feudalism was an essential component of that shift. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1570270597/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

A book I have read is Medical Bondage: https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Bondage-Origins-American-Gynecology/dp/0820351350

It's specifically about enslaved women in america and how white american society viewed these sisters as human capital (and human capital generators). It's not the exact topic either but super interesting.

I also recommend the podcast For The Wild by Ayana Young. She interviews a lot of awesome experts in areas of social justice, environmentalism, feminism, etc. I can't think of a podcast on this specific topic, but they talk a lot about remnants of patriarchy surviving today and issues around it.

u/tubamann · 5 pointsr/audible

I've a few recommendations here, both about writing and about langauge as a whole

  • Cuneiform by Irving Finkel as a (very) short but nice introduction to Cuneiform. I enjoyed it a lot, especially since I couldn't seem to find other popularized introductions to the subject.
  • Empires of the Word by Nicholas Ostler. This is a behemoth, a world history in the context of languages. I love the book, although it can be a bit information heavy at times. The focus is on langauges, but comes with lots of nice examples of writing as well. (I found this book through The Language Instinct by Stephen Pinker, which is tries to describe language from a neurological PoV, an amazing book)
  • Breaking the Maya Code by Michael Coe, one of the players in the breaking of the Maya script. I didn't know a thing about mayan language or script before reading this, and albeit being too detailed on who-did-what, the mayan script is beautiful and this books documents this wonderfully.
  • The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox. The theme is similar as the one above, but this is focused on the decipherment of Linear B, where both script and language was unknown. Very recommended, especially in the methodology on how to catalogue large number of correlations between script pairs in the time before SQL...

    I'm following this thread closely... :)
u/Drenmar · 5 pointsr/de

Wer das Thema in Buchform haben will kann sich Homo Deus von Yuval Harari geben. Das Buch hat einige Jimmies gerüsselt weil der Autor den Humanismus an sich ziemlich hart zerfickt aber jo trotzdem empfehlenswert.

u/hlharper · 5 pointsr/TumblrInAction

Actually according to Holy Shit (a good book, btw), faggot, referring to brooms, started as a synecdoche for women. After awhile people started using it to refer to effeminate men.

There was another word, that I can't recall now (brindle? bendle? something like that), which followed the same trajectory as first referring to a broom, then a housewife, then an effeminate man, but that word is no longer commonly used and died out in the late 19th century.

u/ladyvonkulp · 5 pointsr/HistoryPorn

Any particular theatre/focus? I've got at least 30 on the shelf next to me, though a lot are Ballantine's Histories, so that's kind of cheating. The classic intro narrative has to be Tuchman's Guns of August

Some of the other ones I refer to a lot are

Liddell Hart: The Real War 1914-1918

Richard Holmes: First World War in Photographs

Malcolm Brown: The Imperial War Museum Book of the Western Front

Martin Gilbert: Atlas of World War One

Philip Haythornthwaite: Photohistory of World War One

Rod Paschall: The Defeat of Imperial Germany

I particularly like books that collect diary excerpts/memoirs from all theatres/nationalities.

u/CoolWeasel · 5 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

This book is a great read for a look at what could have been.

These historians have an extremely in-depth take on the situation in China directly after WWII. It is obviously too long for a 5 year-old explanation, but I will sum up some of the things that happened.

Basically during the civil war in China, Chang Kai-Shek had fought back Mao Tse Tung's forces into northern China near the area of Harbin, Chang Kai-Shek had the momentum to completely destroy them but was stopped at the urging U.S. General George C. Marshall who did not understand the nature of China's politics and war, and a temporary peace was brokered.

I'm getting fuzzy here, but I think Chang Kai-Shek wanted to just have a 2 separate states with Mao controlling North China and Chang controlling everything else. Marshall was insistent that they reconcile their differences and reach a coalition government. Both parties refused and the Communist forces gained strength over the next few years and eventually drove the Nationalists out of the country to Taiwan in 1949.

Had they just split China it almost invariable would have ended exactly how East and West Germany ended and the way Korea is now. The part of China that Chang Kai-Shek had control over is the part that is extremely rich now and the Northern part that the communists controlled is still not an economic powerhouse. This would have had some of the farthest reaching effects. Likely no Korean War or Vietnam War. Russia wouldn't have had an ally in the area and all of the Cold War would have been extremely different. (sigh)

In my opinion, this is the biggest tragedy in history, second only to the assassinations of key political figures in the U.S. in the 1960s.

u/symbel · 5 pointsr/history

Well, history can't be used to predict the future but all civilizations change in form eventually (although not all necessarily "collapse" ie most of the European colonial powers never collapsed in the sense that Rome did.)

Collapse is absolutely possible and the factors that cause collapse are rarely predictable to those living through them. The up side to this is a collapse does not necessitate catastrophe. You may want to explore the collapse of the Soviet Union for some insight into how the collapse of the only other post-war superpower unfolded. I can recommend some books on this if you're interested.

While I haven't read this book in particular, Jared Diamond (author of Guns. Germs, and Steel which was fantastic) wrote a book a few years ago called Collapse which deals with this subject:

http://www.amazon.com/Collapse-Societies-Choose-Fail-Succeed/dp/0670033375

u/OvidPerl · 5 pointsr/TrueAtheism

As an aside, most scholars seem to think that Josephus was not a fake, but his mentions of Christ are so brief that it's hard to argue, from the standpoint of Josephus, that Christ was seen as anything special in his time. Instead, this is used as proof by many that Christ actually existed.

That's where it gets interesting: Christ's existence (assuming you agree that he did) has nothing to do with his alleged divinity. In fact, I'd recommend reading Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches. In this book, the anthropologist Marvin Harris actually argues that Christ was very militant, even violent, but that later followers had to "tone him down" lest they bring down the wrath of the Romans.

Great stuff.

u/forrey · 5 pointsr/Israel

Honestly, if you truly want to learn about the conflict to a deep level, you need to spend some time reading non-biased historical books. I always recommend Righteous Victims, Martin Gilbert's book, and Six Days of War.

The first two will give a good overview of the entire conflict, from the first waves of Jewish immigration to Mandatory Palestine to the modern conflict, and Six Days of War will give you a good understanding of how and why Israel came to occupy the West Bank and Gaza (and how hard they tried not to occupy either).

That being said, if you want a cliff notes version for this:

>And I want evidence that Israel is a real state and Palestine isn't

Here goes.

Jews were relentlessly persecuted across the world for many centuries, and the persecution intensified in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Thousands were killed in pogroms, they were denied rights, and generally treated like shit. Many of them started to flee to early Palestine, which was not a state, but a territory controlled by the Ottomans until WWI, then taken over by the British. There were already many Jews living there, Jews who had stayed there since the beginning of the Diaspora. For example, in the 1850s, the first census of Jerusalem was taken and the city had a Jewish majority.

The British saw the need for Jews to have a safe place to live in order to escape worldwide persecution, so they wrote a paper known as the Balfour declaration, which stated their goal to establish a Jewish state in Mandatory Palestine. This encouraged much more immigration of Jews. Increasing violence, especially in Europe encouraged immigration even more.

However, violence by Arabs against Jews in Mandatory Palestine began in the 1920s, with many large scale riots against Jewish immigration, and hundreds and hundreds of Jews were killed. Riots continued for 1930s. Essentially, the reasons boiled down to the fact that the Arabs in the area feared Jewish immigration and thought they would be adversely affected (even though huge numbers of Arabs were themselves immigrating to Mandatory Palestine because there was more economic opportunity there).

Eventually it got bad enough in the 1930s that the British created a commission (the Peel commission), to propose a partition of the land. The Peel commission mapped out a very small Jewish state, and a very large Arab state. The Jews cautiously accepted, but the Arabs rejected it.

Note here that I use the word "Arabs" and not "Palestinians." This is because at that time, the Arabs in Palestine didn't consider themselves Palestinians, nor was there a movement for Palestinian nationalism. They wanted the entire region to be incorporated into Syria, and they even drafted official declarations stating this desire. They didn't identify as Palestinians until the 1960s when Palestinian nationalism started as a movement.

So anyway, the 1940s rolled around, and the British realized they were losing control. Both Arabs and Jews were attacking them (Arabs because they wanted a total halt to Jewish immigration, Jews because the British already instituted strict limits to Jewish immigration in response to Arab riots).

They basically handed the whole mess over to the UN. The UN created a new partition plan, with a state for Jews and a state for Arabs. The Jews said yes, the Arabs said no, and instead attacked the new Jewish state with the help of all the surrounding Arab nations. Israel won.

Between 1948 and 1967, Jordan controlled the West Bank and Egypt controlled Gaza. The Arabs in those territories didn't fight against Jordan or Egypt or demand statehood. Instead, they continued to attack the new state of Israel. The surrounding Arab states as well started to call for attacking Israel. This escalated until 1967, when war was preempted by Egypt's actions. Israel attacked, war began again with all the surrounding nations. Because they were being attacked from the West Bank and Gaza, Israel retaliated into those territories, and Egypt withdrew from Gaza (and the Sinai peninsula) and Jordan withdrew from the West Bank.

This is, of course, a very partial history with many important aspects left out. But the bottom line is this: Israel is a "real" country because it accepted international partition offers on multiple occasions, fought a war in which surrounding countries tried to destroy it, and successfully defended its borders in several other defensive wars. "Palestine" is not yet a country because its leaders refused all offers of peace and statehood, including later offers like Camp David in 2000.

u/L0st_in_the_Stars · 5 pointsr/Judaism

Benny Morris's Righteous Victims is one of the most balanced accounts of the Zionist-Arab conflict. It covers the years 1880 to 2001. It neither demonizes nor whitewashes the tough decisions Jewish leaders made before and after achieving statehood. https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Victims-Zionist-Arab-Conflict-1881-2001/dp/0679744754

u/chinese___throwaway3 · 5 pointsr/AAdiscussions
  1. That's what I was blaming, white people pitting POC against one another. Jew vs Gentile doesnt matter. At least Jews used to have some sympathy for us (Crocodile tears, fake sympathy) by saying that Asians are like the Jews

  2. Again Neocons are white except for Francis Fukuyama, the turncoat http://www.amazon.com/The-End-History-Last-Man/dp/0743284550

  3. Cops can help but they do NOT help all the time. Yeah these bloggers don't do shit either. But you know if I were living in those areas I would go to every community council, etc and point out how Black and Asian people have many more things in common than rice and yams.

  4. I'm center right not a far leftist or socialist communist. But honestly both sides suck. Many people are seriously scarred by being bullied and heckled by ghetto blacks in the hood especially if they are not native born or acculturated.

    One person I know moved to a hood area directly from South China a few years after graduating from Jr High School and it sucked for her. But I have visited that area and have friends there but because I speak idiomatic English well I did not face much racism.

    The main problem Mainland Chinese people face in those areas is not saying Excuse me when moving past someone, and spitting outside. Black people are VERY keen on everyone saying excuse me etc because they come from an extension of Southern culture which is heavily based on expressing politeness at all times due to a history of social volatility among all races and emulation of British aristocratic culture in the Virginia Colony. As well as having to maintain "Respectability Politics" by being more polite than whites.

    This is why "hood" blacks place such a premium on symbolically being a "gentleman", code of honnor,wearing Gucci, a fedora unironically, many Gangsta women use "Lady" in their names, emulation of Italian Mafia culture, love of fashion, because they were denied this Southern aristocratic status in the past. Listening to older Rap gives this impression.

    Again these people (Ghetto) are the same as Bogans or Chavs which are white hood rats. Many Asians in the inner city don't run into rednecks much, their encounters with whites are mostly with Hipster / Suburbanite / College educated whites so they conflate race and class. But a lot of Asians in the inner city can and do beef with Guidos (Italian Rednecks) if they live in a ghetto white neighborhood.

    White hipsters and rich suburbanites (Including Bourgeois blacks) are nicer to Asians because they are nicer to each other and that is their mannerism in general. That is why their bias mostly comes out in micro aggressions.

u/CatoFromFark · 5 pointsr/CatholicPolitics

Geez, where to start?

First of all, since WWII there has only been one election decided by 10% or more, and that was Reagan. Every other election has been nearly 50/50 between the two parties. No matter the changes in demographics, which states voted what, which issues matter, etc. Always basically a coin toss as to who wins.

So to say "We are imploding as a country" is just hyperbolic idiocy. We are, as we have been for 70 years, divided in half. Seriously, just stop. If the election results on one hand or the "protests" on the other cause you to think anything real has changed, grab some smelling salts, grab your fainting couch, grab a Xanax, get a therapist, whatever, but seriously stop being such a drama queen. Half the county is Republican, as it has been for nearly a century, and the Democratic left is a bunch of cry babies, as they have been since 1969 at the latest. Just stop.

Second, this whole massive angst is, again, such a great example of why democracy is not a great idea. It takes EVERYTHING related to government - law, economics, foreign policy, war, whatever - and transforms it into an ideological statement about life, the universe, amd everything. It makes it such a bigger deal than it ever would otherwise be. As everyone, from democracy's supporters to its critics acknowledge. It's not that important. Just let it go.

u/fightsonlyforfrogs · 5 pointsr/Drugs

I'm on my phone so can't type as great an answer as I'm die you'd like. However I just finished reading this book: http://www.amazon.com/Acid-Dreams-Complete-History-Sixties/dp/0802130623

It goes into all the detail you would ever want about psychedelics and their affect on our culture over the years. I'd highly recommend it.

u/furledeyebrow · 5 pointsr/worldnews

There’s an excellent book you should read that fully answers this question. It’ll blow your mind. Sleeping With the Devil - Robert Baer.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1400052688/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_Q46dAbW02S42N

The tl;dr is massive systemic corruption and greed for oil money

u/bankship · 5 pointsr/MensRights

> Throughout much of our history until recent times, men really did oppress women and hold them back. Actively.

Nah. Men have no desire to oppress their own mothers and daughters. They'd have to be a race of psychopaths. Certainly the average woman had it no worse than the average man.

Good book on the subject that debunks most feminist claims about history.

And no that isn't to claim that women didn't suffer discrimination. They did, as did men.

Here's a good post by Karen Straughan about first wave feminists. They didn't fight for equality either. Earnest Bax wrote The Legal Subjugation of Men in the 19th century.

>I'd really like to see Men's Rights groups find common ground with feminism

MRA's have been trying that for decades to no avail. Indeed feminist consistently oppose gender equality and attempts to help men and boys.

They would certainly be wise to change their tune, as the level of (entirely justified) animosity toward feminists is growing rapidly. If MRA's/gender egalitarians don't succeed then the far right will.

u/88stickup · 5 pointsr/changemyview

>In America

Stats vary depending on country. In the UK, poor white boys now get the "worst start in life", according to a recent study cited by the BBC. This is the problem with viewing everything through a lens of identity rather than class -- non white poor people will be given a leg up, poor white boys will not, and they will therefore sink to the bottom of the hierarchy. This, in turn, will provide fertile recruiting grounds for far right movements.

>Men aren't oppressed

Sorry, the stats clearly show otherwise. Men and boys have to deal with real institutional oppression, as opposed to feminist complaints like "manspreading" and "sexist air conditioning" or the "pay gap" which is caused by men working longer hours in more difficult and dangerous jobs.

>Who doesn't want privilege?

One can make the argument that men were historically privileged. One can also make an argument that women were privileged historically. Both are probably accurate, which is to say that men had some privileges and so did women. The privilege of being alive and being able to reproduce was a big one. Men certainly aren't privileged today in the west.

These guys certainly weren't privileged. And these guys? Not a chance.

It is in fact virtually impossible to tell how "privileged" a life someone has led simply by looking at them. To the extent that the pseudo left continues to embrace these nonsensical theories, we will continue to see the explosive growth of the far right.

u/smokeuptheweed9 · 5 pointsr/communism101

https://www.amazon.com/Caliban-Witch-Women-Primitive-Accumulation/dp/1570270597

Read this book. To understand how capitalism reproduces itself you have to understand how capitalism started in the first place. You do not which leads you to have a very severe misunderstanding of this question.

u/qwertypoiuytre · 5 pointsr/GenderCritical

A lot of radfem books focus on a relatively narrow set of topics, e.g. pornography/prostitution, beauty practices, sex, sexual violence, and marriage/nuclear family. That is not a negative thing, as they delve into these topics in such deep and revelatory ways that most of us would otherwise never consider. However, if you are interested in another viewing angle I would heartily recommend Caliban and the Witch. It's an incredible combination of being information-packed scholarly work (the author's dissertation originally) and yet fascinatingly interesting, and for that reason quite easy to read, more so than it may seem from its description. It can be purchased or viewed as pdf for free.

u/nonesuch42 · 4 pointsr/linguistics

I just made a video about this 2 weeks ago. I included a lots of fiction because I think that's a good entry to get people thinking about deeper issues. My list has Pinker's Language Instinct, of course, and also David Ostler's Empires of the Word for popular nonfiction. That one is historical linguistics.

For fiction, I had Shaw's Pygmalion, C.S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet (linguist get kidnapped and taken to Mars, finds universal language. Strong Christian overtones.), and Maria Doria Russell's The Sparrow (Jesuits send an expedition to alien planet, linguistic, sociological, religious problems ensue.).

u/Awesomefusion · 4 pointsr/ukpolitics

If you studied history you would know white countries were the most technologically advanced and were the greater military power, this is an objective historical fact.

I never said it was that way because they are white, It's largely down to geography, I subscribe to the Jared Diamond view of Guns, Germs and Steel. Perhaps you should read it and educate yourself.

My mother is half Arab and is darker skinned, my father is not. Yes I identify as white does that make me a white nationalist now?

Do you know what white nationalism is? It means you want a nation full of white people and to kick all the other races out, never advocated anything like that for one second.

Try again bud.

u/foreverthinking · 4 pointsr/TheRedPill

Europeans were able to conquer so much of the world due to agriculture (which drives the economy, which in turn leads to a drive in culture).

You should read this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guns-Germs-Steel-history-everybody/dp/0099302780/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420227829&sr=8-1&keywords=jared+diamond

u/Azhain · 4 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

If you have more interest in this idea, there is a book I would recommend.

Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage By Stephanie Coontz

This book traces how marriage has evolved over thousands of years, and deals with a lot of familiar issues to the FGM debate. If you pay special attention to the chapters about the cult of purity during the 18th century, you'll notice how western men society held very similar notions of protecting a woman's "purity".

Now, this book isn't related to FGM, but it's an interesting read if you want to kind of understand how institutions can evolve from restricting women to empowering them to be equal partners (in the best circumstances).

Edit: Changed "western men" to "western society" to avoid under emphasizing women's roles in enforcing these behaviors as well.

An interesting side note: during the era of the "cult of purity" this was one of the first opportunities for women to gain some rights. Because society was focused on protect the innate 'purity' of women, women were able to refuse sex from their husbands, something which western courts had never afforded them. Until then, men had the right to demand sex basically whenever they wanted and were empowered to "reprimand" their wives if they refused.

During this era of 'purity' courts began to rule that women had a right to protect that purity and deny their husbands sex.

u/cdcox · 4 pointsr/AskReddit
u/joekamelhome · 4 pointsr/worldnews

However it may sound, he's right. Population growth is by and large the cause of a lot of the problems we have globally right now. Food production isn't growing at the same rate as population. Energy sources aren't being uncovered or brought into production at the same rate as population growth. Potable freshwater is in short supply compared to population. One of the only reasons that the developed world is able to maintain the standard of living is that population growth not from immigration is flat or nearly so. With the developing world beginning to develop a middle class with growing tastes, more of the same is what we're in for.

As far as Australia in particular, I suggest you read Collapse by Jared Diamond. He discusses the issues with water usage and sustainable population levels there in very good detail. He also has some videos online:

At the Long Now Foundation in San Fran, shortly after the release of Collapse

At TED, back in 2003

We keep going the way we are, we're fucked. Then again I'm a hypocrite because I know I'm not doing much to change my draw on resources.

u/dhpye · 4 pointsr/worldnews

The arctic treeline is due to lack of moisture and permafrost, which prevent trees from growing.

Iceland's lack of trees is due to overexploitation centuries ago. There's a great chapter on the subject in Jared Diamond's Collapse

u/Pseudobeau · 4 pointsr/AskHistory

In Cows, pigs, wars and witches Harris suggests that the "Jesus Christ" might actually have been an amalgam of several radical cult leaders that were popular at the time who were executed for inciting violence and challenging local religious authority. The important point is many do show up on the records of the time, but none are specifically named "Jesus of Nazareth"

u/CarrollQuigley · 4 pointsr/politics
u/LiquidCoax · 4 pointsr/pics

His link(s) to the JFK assassination as well as all the "theories" around his connection(s) to the attempt on Ronald Reagan, during his time as head of CIA he was deeply involved in their beginnings of trafficking narcotics to pay for off the books programs, he also takes advantage of his daily CIA briefs to pass along information to all the folks he consults for.

Please don't take my word for any of this. I HIGHLY encourage you to look around on your own and read up. A great book which also touches quite frequently on GHW Bush and all his Saudi connections:
http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1400052688

Nobody else ever seems to smile when they talk about this subject but he tends to:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TloGm6kS66I

u/kodemage · 4 pointsr/rpg

List of Influential RPG Titles

Dungeons and Dragons - By TSR and WotC

Dungeons and Dragons 1st Edition - TSR

  • Core Rulebooks
  • Adventures (Keep on the Boarderlands, The Tomb of Horrors, The Temple of Elemental Evil)

    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition - TSR

  • Core Books (PHB, DMG, MM)
  • Unearthed Arcana
  • Campaign Settings (Dragonlance, Ravenloft, Forgotten Realms, Dark Sun)
  • Arms and Equipment Guide

    Dungeons and Dragons 3.0 - WotC

  • Savage Species
  • Deities and Demigods
  • Stronghold Builder's Guidebook

    Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 - WotC

  • Core Rulebooks (PHB, DMG, & MM)
  • Expanded Core (PHB2, DMG2, MM2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Psionics Handbook
  • Unearthed Arcana
  • Complete Series (Arcane, Adventurer, Warrior, Divine, Champion, Scoundrel, Mage, Psionics)
  • Campaign Settings (Ebberon, Forgotten Realms)
  • Adventures (Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil)

    Dungeons and Dragons 4e - WotC

  • Core Rulebooks (PHB, PHB2, PHB3, DMG, DMG2, MM, MM2, MM3)
  • Essentials (Heroes of Forgotten Kingdoms and Heroes of Fallen Lands, Rules Compendium)
  • Settings (Forgotten Realms, Dark Sun)
  • Adventures (Tomb of Horrors)

    Pathfinder - Paizo Publishing

  • Core Rulebook
  • Advanced Player's Guide
  • Advanced Race Guide
  • Ultimate Magic
  • Ultimate Combat
  • Ultimate Equipment
  • Game Mastery Guide
  • Ultimate Campaign
  • Mythic Adventures
  • NPC Codex
  • Bestiaries 1-4

    Not Dungeons and Dragons

    World of Darkness - by White Wolf

  • Vampire the Masquerade - Vampires are so mainstream now...
  • Werewolf the Apocylypse - Where there are vampires there are werewolves.
  • Mage the Ascention - and witches and wizards.
  • Hunter the Reckoning - and someone to hunt them.
  • Changeling the Dreaming

    "New" World of Darkness

  • Core Book
  • Expanded Core (Vampire, Mage, Werewolf)

    AEG

  • Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition Core Rulebook
  • Legend of the Five Rings 1st Edition Core Rulebook
  • 7th Sea
  • Deadlands

    Other

  • Shadowrun
  • Savage Worlds
  • Dungeon World
  • FATE Core
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • RIFTS
  • GURPS
  • Paranoia - Super expensive on Amazon, not sure why.
  • Elf Quest - Also a very popular graphic novel.

    Authors to Look for

  • Gary Gygax - Role Playing Mastery and Master of the Game
  • Monte Cook
  • John Wick
  • Dave Arneston

    RPG Related Non-Fiction

  • Confessions of a Part Time Sorceress - Shelley Mazzinoble
  • Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It

    RPG Fiction, also essential

  • Dragonlance - Chronicles Triligy by Weise and Hickman - Set in a D&D campaign Setting
  • Drizzit's Series - By R. A. Salvatore. Icewind Dale Trilogy and The Dark Elf Trilogy
  • The Riftwar Saga by Raymond Feist - It's allegedly the story of the author's long running D&D game.

    Other Lists

  • Good Reads Popular RPG titles.
  • Wikipedia timeline of RPGs

    Honorable Mentions

  • Star Wars - d6 Edition, d20 Edition, SAGA Edition, Star Wars RPG (Fantsy Flight)
  • Star Trek - Various Incarnations
  • Serenity the RPG
  • D&D Comic Books
  • Buffy the RPG
  • Whatever the heck "Demon" is...

    *Please add suggestions below, I'll add to the list as I revisit this thread throughout the day. Adding Amazon links now.
u/shloopyy · 4 pointsr/MensRights

This makes for interesting reading.

u/thotwars · 4 pointsr/HBDstats

Agreed. This is a relatively new field, so it will take a while for reluctant media egalitarians to accept it.

It will happen though, even the NYT couldn't ignore the HUGE IQ gene discovery from 2017:

NYT: 'In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence'

It will take longer to accept the racial angle, but the former NYT Scince Editor wrote a WHOLE book about race realism! If you can belive it lol

'A Troublesome Inheritance' by Nicholas Wade

u/Strid · 4 pointsr/norge

>Det hersker nemlig en sjelden grad av enighet innenfor alle relevante vitenskapelige disipliner om at det ikke finnes menneskelige raser.

Tull. Dette har med vitenskapelige paradigmer å gjøre, ingenting mer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Watson er jo f.eks ikke akkuratt en amatør. Dawkins (som indirekte også sier det finnes menneskeraser) har også tatt han i forsvar. Nicholas Wade kom for en stund sia ut med denne boka som har skapt mye debatt.

> større genetisk variasjon innenfor folkegrupper enn det er mellom dem.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genetic_Diversity:_Lewontin%27s_Fallacy

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/05/02/dna-test-can-trace-your-ancestral-origins-back-1000-years/#.VRgaFeE0nxI
Forskjellene er kanskje små, men de er der. Den solide posisjonen ville vært å omfavne forskjellene.

u/KarnickelEater · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

To learn more about this and other major world languages I can recommend this amazing book.

u/XyloPlayer · 3 pointsr/languagelearning

Thanks for asking, I was about to ask this question too.

Anyways here's my contribution, haven't read it yet (as I was reading another book recently) but here you go:

https://www.amazon.com/Language-Death-Canto-Classics-Crystal/dp/1107431816

Language Death.

https://www.amazon.com/Empires-Word-Language-History-World/dp/0060935723/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=B4NRG3VGFM2K6R058R97

This one is recommended with "language death", seems interesting but I'm not sure how it is.

One I recently read from my library was Lingo, https://www.amazon.com/Lingo-Around-Europe-Sixty-Languages/dp/0802124070/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479413646&sr=1-1&keywords=lingo and this oe was a pretty fun light read, with little tid bits about 60 languages from Europe.

u/randysgoiter · 3 pointsr/JoeRogan

I'm in the middle of Homo Deus currently. Its great so far, Yuval is a great writer and his books are a lot more accessible than traditional history books. I'm sure there are a lot of liberties taken with some of the history but I think Sapiens is a must-read. Homo Deus is more assumption based on current reality but its very interesting so far.

Gulag Archipelago is one I read based on the recommendation of Jordan Peterson. Awesome book if you are into WW1-WW2 era eastern europe. being an eastern european myself, i devour everything related to it so this book tickled my fancy quite a bit. good look into the pitfalls of what peterson warns against.

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning is another history book discussing that time period and how it all transpired and the lesser known reasons why WW2 went down the way it did. some surprising stuff in that book related to hitler modeling europe around how the united states was designed at the time.

apologies for inundating with the same topic for all my books so far but Ordinary Men is an amazing book chronicling the people that carried out most of the killings during WW2 in Poland, Germany and surrounding areas. The crux of the argument which I have read in many other books is that Auschwitz is a neat little box everyone can picture in their head and assign blame to when in reality most people killed during that time were taken to the outskirts of their town and shot in plain sight by fellow townspeople, mostly retired police officers and soldiers no longer able for active duty.

for some lighter reading i really enjoy jon ronson's books and i've read all of them. standouts are So You've Been Publicly Shamed and The Psychopath Test. Highly recommend Them as well which has an early Alex Jones cameo in it.




u/maksa · 3 pointsr/serbia

Pročitao Three Body Problem, sve tri knjige. Više ne gledam zvezdano nebo istim očima. Bez zezanja. ;)

Mimo toga kad stignem čitam Never Split The Difference, od noulajferske literature čitam neke dve Deep Learning knjige od kojih ću jednu da batalim i fokusiram se na drugu, kad stingem čitam Probably Aproximately Correct i LLVM Essentials. Od ove poslednje ću verovatno da odustanem za sada, troši dosta energije a ne osećam benefit na horizontu, kanim se da počnem Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.

u/FutureReason · 3 pointsr/BABYMETAL

Reading Homo Deus. It is a mashup of political history, theory and transhumanist futures that seeks to explain the chaos in meaning affecting the West today. Doesn't get it all right, but does do a great job of introducing new perspectives and theories. No answers, but it helps you get away from the one dimensional left-right spectrum most arguments center on and focus on the deeper fundamental challenges facing us today.

u/theram4 · 3 pointsr/DebateAChristian

You mean like they've always done throughout all of history? Only recently has love been a theme in marriage. Throughout the majority of history, marriage has been about economic or political benefit. Marriage: A History presents a fascinating view on the subject.

u/jmk816 · 3 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City is an amazing book. The main point is about Ford trying to create a company town in Brazil in order to grow rubber. But the books gives you a great picture of Ford the man, the company, what the era was like and the larger philosophical and economic ideas behind this project. Honestly, for me it read like fiction- I couldn't put it down.

They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace Vietnam and America October 1967 looks at the Vietnam war from three different perspectives, from students protesting, to the actual front and then from the government officials. The narrative is amazing and it's so well researched that it was captivating as well, but I think he really captured the feeling of the times as well, which is so great to see in a book.

Michael Pollan is know most for Omnivore's Dilemma (which is a great read) but I really love his first book too, and that doesn't get as much attention, which is still very interesting is The Botany of Desire. He goes through the history of 4 different plants, apples, tulips, marijuana, and potatoes. Not too interesting on the surface, but he makes the stories fascinating. It's a great in its overarching nature about our relationships with plants.

[Marriage: A History by Stephanie Coontz] (http://www.amazon.com/Marriage-History-How-Love-Conquered/dp/014303667X) is another one I always recommend. It is an expansive work showing that the idea of Marriage has been in flux since the beginning and completely depended on the culture and time period. It's well researched but also a compelling work.

u/nacreousgastropod · 3 pointsr/polyamory

I enjoyed reading Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz, which covers what relationships looked like in several different time periods and cultures. Its a really good book, and addresses the questions you're asking. I read it when I was thinking about getting engaged and it helped me think about what I wanted my marriage to look like. What feels like the widely-held 'ideal' status quo now (monogomous life partners who provide emotional satisfaction) really is a fairly new idea.

https://www.amazon.com/Marriage-History-How-Love-Conquered/dp/014303667X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527796012&sr=8-1&keywords=coontz+marriage

u/unemasculatable · 3 pointsr/DebateAChristian

> People use them in common discourse but only if they lack class

&

> I don't really care about elite vs. non-elite

Beg pardon kind sir, but if I am not mistaken, those two statements conflict in a way that indicates a lack of consistency.

It is possible your first statement referring to lacking "class" was not actually a reference to social class, tho I find this unlikely because poor educational standards and low IQ are some of the most prevalently assumed traits of the lower class. Do please correct me if I am mistaken.

It is also possible my use of the word "elite" didn't precisely convey the concept of "high class" as I had intended it to. If this is the case, I sincerely apologize for the lack of clarity in my phrasing. I shall endeavor to be more clear in the future.

Those two possibilities aside, the cliche you are espousing lacks merit. Implicit in your statement is your devaluation of humans, who, often for economic reasons, are members of the lower class.

Sadly, I was unable to find a copy of the article I mentioned earlier that I could share. But if I recall correctly it was an article that included, at least in part, a review of the book: Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing

The article also contained a response to the common fallacy that profanity showed a lack of vocabulary, intelligence, education, IQ, dignity, character, class, wealth, etc. etc.

It is true, as commonly believed, that "lower class" people were more likely to use profanity, and middle class people were less likely to use profanity, thus leading to the popular but false belief you are purveying.

However, the surprising finding was that the "upper class" were also very likely to use profanity. Another fascinating finding was in business settings, the people more likely to swear, were not only often upper management, but there was a strong correlation with coworkers and employees reporting traits like "honest" and "trustworthy" and "open" in reference to the work-place-potty-mouths.

So as it turns out, the common belief, is lacking the complete picture, and some might go so far as to call such a narrow-minded ideology: parochial.

And the punchline is to quote that George Carlin bit referring to F.C.C. guidelines.

u/uakari · 3 pointsr/AskHistorians

The Guns of August - By Barbara Tuchman (won the Pultizer Prize for the work). It's a bit dry in my opinion, but she outlines the whole war remarkably well.

Also, Storm of Steel - by Ernst Junger - full book. It is a memoir of his time as a front-line soldier. While it is not all encompassing, it gives a remarkably gruesome account of what the typical front line soldier had to go through in WWI.

u/bitparity · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

Much of this is from a fantastic book about the history of night, and how we modern people have our perceptions of what night was like in pre-industrial times COMPLETELY wrong.

It's a great book, and well sourced. The guy took 20 years to put it together.

http://www.amazon.com/At-Days-Close-Night-Times/dp/0393329011/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345046946&sr=1-1&keywords=at+day%27s+close

u/BlackJackKetchum · 3 pointsr/MapPorn

Here's [Keegan's map] (http://imgur.com/p93bJoh) from ['What if?'] (http://www.amazon.com/What-If-Foremost-Military-Historians/dp/0425176428).

I've skimmed the relevant pages, and his argument is that there was very little standing between the Wehrmacht and the oil, especially if they took the southern route. Also, I imagine the Soviet Union would have been happy to stage a repeat the carve up of Poland and the Baltic states, given half a chance.

u/Cataphatic · 3 pointsr/gaming

I'm more inclined to trust wikipedia than what a poster on reddit says he learned about this from an alternate history "what if" book.

Especially since I can't find anything else, anywhere on the net that says the same story, but I can find claims of a similar, but different story, that "Slav" stems from the Latin word for slave.

So no. I don't think it is very likely that Brodie is correct.

I have a feeling this is the book in question:
>http://www.amazon.com/What-If-Foremost-Military-Historians/dp/0425176428

The lead author has also apparently plagiarized much work.

Oh, and the author of the section on the mongol empire, is a historical novelist, not a historian, with a B.A. Not exactly a great source.

u/nomadiks · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

This book by Jared Diamond has an in depth look at why Haiti failed in comparison to the Dominican Republic. http://www.amazon.com/Collapse-Societies-Choose-Fail-Succeed/dp/0670033375

u/AmbitionOfPhilipJFry · 3 pointsr/worldnews

Jared Diamond did a case study on Easter Island in Collapse: How societies choose to succeed or fail. He also studied the Vikings in Iceland, the Mayans and Aztecs, and Adobe cliff dwellers.

His conclusion was that societies will consume the entire resources of an area. Once they reach a crisis point, the leaders blame their ecological calamities on the masses not being faithful enough to their gods and it just goes downhill into sectarian violence over the remaining resources. Fun future, huh?

u/readbeam · 3 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I used to love all those new age books! Why not head down to the used bookstore and pick up half a dozen books that look fun out of that section? There's always something entertaining there. If she's a true believer, avoid anything that suggests people can survive by eating nothing but air.

Or, if she's not a true believer but just interested in the subject, have you considered getting her some non-fiction books that delve into the psychology behind ghost sightings and such? Like Investigating the Paranormal (less skeptical) or Demon-Haunted World (much more skeptical)?

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches was a fascinating read and IIRC largely historical. She might also enjoy branching out into a book like The Predictioneer's Game, which is about game theory and how to use it effectively in modern life.

If she likes mysteries at all, I suggest Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time. It's about a police officer who is laid up in hospital and decides to use the time to solve a famous historical mystery. You could also consider biographies of strong and active women who inspire -- Princess Diana, maybe, or Martha Stewart?

(Edited to add links)

u/typingthings · 3 pointsr/Anthropology

Been a while now, but I recall the book "Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches" being pretty interesting, and a really easy read.

u/Boredeidanmark · 3 pointsr/Israel

It sounds like your professor didn’t tell you anything about the violence that Palestinians committed against Jews before and during the creation of Israel.

Here are some starting points for you:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1920_Nebi_Musa_riots

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1929_Palestine_riots

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1936–1939_Arab_revolt_in_Palestine

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relations_between_Nazi_Germany_and_the_Arab_world

https://www.ushmm.org/research/publications/academic-publications/full-list-of-academic-publications/nazi-palestine-the-plans-for-the-extermination-of-the-jews-of-palestine

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1947–48_Civil_War_in_Mandatory_Palestine

Here are a couple academic books you can read by a historian who is known to be among the most even-handed (not pro-Israel or pro-Palestine):

https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Victims-Zionist-Arab-Conflict-1881-2001/dp/0679744754

https://www.amazon.com/Palestinian-Refugee-Problem-Revisited-Cambridge/dp/0521009677/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539091713&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=birth+of+the+palestinian+refugee+problem&dpPl=1&dpID=41k290p1ICL&ref=plSrch

Now here are a few things for you to think about:

Why is your professor so intent on piling you with pro-Palestinian sources that she’s giving you fictional novels to read? Does that sound like she is trying to teach you or indoctrinate you?

It sounds like your professor has taught you about Jews expelling Arabs from the area they controlled, but didn’t teach you about how Arabs expelled Jews from the area they controlled. Why do you think that is? Do you think teaching students about each side’s violence would yield different opinions than only teaching about the Jews’ violence and framing all Palestinian violence only as a reaction?

It’s good that you asked about the other side of the issue and sought out reading material explaining it. But how many of your classmates do the same? What impression do you think that leaves them with? Do you think at the end of your class they will have a good understanding of the Israeli-Arab conflict, or a distorted impression?

What do you think are your school and your professor’s responsibilities to their students with respect to informing them of the facts of topics they choose to study? How do you think the actual performance compares to their responsibilities?

If most schools have intro professors like yours (on this topic and others, but especially this), what effect do you think that has for the current generation of students?

You said you keep up on current events in the Israeli-Arab conflict. What sources are you reading? Is it only left-wing sources? Centrist sources? A mix of left, right, and center?

FWIW, I find Ynetnews.com, the online version of Israel’s most popular newspaper, to be the best source. You are better off if you supplement it with the New York Times (pro-Palestinian editorial board, but the news articles are pretty fair). USA Today and Bloomberg tend to be pretty fair too.

u/DoughnutHolstein · 3 pointsr/neoliberal

Being on the political science side, the question is always for me; what creates a stable society? What creates a society in which people are willing to stand and defend it? In a way, my argument is in a sense kind of nationalist, but it is more an ideal in how we create something stable in which people are connected rather than divided.

As Macron said, "I am a strong believer that modern political life must rediscover a sense for symbolism. We need to develop a kind of political heroism. I don't mean that I want to play the hero. But we need to be amenable once again to creating grand narratives."

I think American Neoliberals and Neoconservatives are too quick to try and hail the "Last Man" has arrived, when the process is going to continue long after we've all expired. Public goods and interests unite a society to provide for the common welfare, consumerism is just stuff for individuals and the money it provides makes us more comfortable, but it doesn't unite us.

u/labrutued · 3 pointsr/news

I don't think they've won anything. They made fools out of us because they were fools. Read some of their "philosophy." I recommend Francis Fukuyama's The End of History and the Last Man. It's nonsensical gibberish claiming that liberal democracies are inherently perfect.

By these people's thinking, we could create Iraqi and Afghan parliaments, and the problems and animosities in those countries would vanish. It's ahistorical garbage. It was this that led us into war with too few troops in Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires, and Iraq, a country held together by strongmen, in a region held together by strongmen, since the British left.

u/thegonzotrip4200 · 3 pointsr/Psychonaut

Dude, just finished The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test yesterday. It was awesome how much it really put you "in the pudding". Will definitely check it out. Another book on the subject is Acid Dreams: A Complete Social History of LSD. Erowid Review.

u/jonnyjedi · 3 pointsr/todayilearned
u/trippinglydotnet · 3 pointsr/Psychonaut

Start with: How to Change Your Mind (start with this detailed annotated summary). The pop culture starting point these days. The summary is all you need to read to understand the entire book but the book is well worth the time.

After that you'll have more ideas where to do. Below is a lot of stuff. I've watched/read all of them, so happy to answer any questions/give more guidance.

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Study the "classics" by taking a look at these (skim the long ones to start):

Seeking the Magic Mushroom (first western trip report on mushrooms)

My 12 Hours As A Madman (another historically important trip report)

The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based On The TIbetan Book of the Dead (classic book on guided trips)

LSD My Problem Child by Albert Hoffman

Al Hubbard: The Original Captian Trips

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Docs to Watch:

The Sunshine Makers (documentary)

Orange Sunshine (documentary)

Aya: Awakenings (documentary)

Dirty Pictures (documentary)

A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin (documentary)

Hoffmans Potion (documentary): r/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFfblVjCwOU"

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And a whole lot of others:

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Books


The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide – James Fadiman
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction – Gabor Mate
Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream – Jay Stevens
Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from clinic to campus – Erika Dyck
The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem – Andrew Weil
Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience – Stephen Siff
Acid Dreams: The complete social history of LSD – Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain
Drugs: Without the Hot Air – David Nutt
A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life – Ayelet Waldman
Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research Since the Decade of the Brain – Nicolas Langlitz
The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America – Don Lattin


Videos


Terence McKenna discusses the stoned ape theory

A Conversation on LSD – In a video from the late 1970s, Al Hubbard, Timothy Leary, Humphry Osmond, Sidney Cohen and others reflect on LSD’s heyday

Alison Gopnik and Robin Carhart-Harris at the 2016 Science of Consciousness Conference

The Future of Psychedelic Psychiatry – a discussion between Thomas Insel and Paul Summergrad

Documents, Articles & Artifacts


Al Hubbard’s FBI file

Remembrances of LSD Therapy Past – Betty Grover Eisner’s unpublished memoir about her role in developing psychedelic therapy

LSD, Insight or Insanity – Transcript of excerpts from hearings of the Subcommittee
on the Executive Reorganization of the Senate Committee on Government Operations [concerning federal research and regulation of LSD-25] May 24, 1966

The Brutal Mirror: What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life —A Vox writer’s first-person account

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Forums


Ayahuasca.com: Includes experience reports, discussion of spirituality, ecology, healing, and recovery by means of the vine are collected here. A place to learn from members of ayahuasca churches, as well as a few foreign language channels.

Bluelight: A 20 year old online harm reduction forum that fosters open and factual discussion of drugs and provides support for those seeking recovery from addiction.

DMT Nexus: A hub for underground psychedelic research on botanical sources of tryptamines and other psychedelic compounds.

5Hive: A newer forum devoted specifically to 5-MeO-DMT — synthetic, botanical or toad-derived.

Mycotopia: All things mycological — discussions of edible, wild, and psychoactive fungi.

The Shroomery: A forum  devoted to cultivating psilocybin-containing mushrooms and sharing trip reports.

TRIPSIT: A 24/7 online harm reduction resource.  Users can chat instantly with someone about their drug experience, or questions they may have about about the safe(r) use of a wide variety of controlled substances.

u/Xaao · 3 pointsr/Psychonaut

This one is awesome: acid dreams

u/Ian56 · 3 pointsr/media_criticism

Globalism grew out of Cecil Rhodes Round Tables from around 1900, which sought to control the entire world for the benefit of Billionaire Oligarchs like himself.

After Cecil Rhodes death in 1902 the various Rhodes Foundations set up with his vast wealth were administered by Lord Alfred Milner and Lord Rothschild.

With the decline of the British Empire and the transfer of Hegemony and Global power from London to the U.S. between WW1 and WW2, the focus of the Globalist Groups transferred to controlling the politicians in Washington DC.

There are dozens of Globalist groups, but major ones include the Council of Foreign Relations (the CFR which was founded in the 1920's in New York), Chatham House (the CFR equivalent in London), the Trilateral Commission (founded by Rockefeller and Brzezinski in the 1970's), the Rockefeller Foundation, and George Soros "Open Society" forums and their multiple spin offs.

All of these groups seek to transfer wealth and power from the many to the few. The few being the owners and CEO's of major private banks, major Corporations and other Billionaire Oligarchs.

Since the 1980's wealth has been gradually transferred from the Middle Class to the elites in the top 0.01% by transferring well paid middle class jobs to the Third World or other low cost labor countries. This process was hugely accelerated in the 1990's with the advent of the internet, Globalist Trade deals such as NAFTA and the admission of China to the WTO.

Globalists support Open Borders for cheap labor which decreases wages for all but the top 5% of the Western population. (See the decline in well paid U.S. manufacturing jobs, U.S. illegal immigration from Mexico, South and Central America or H1B visas for software programmers from India. Or the expansion of the EU with cheap labor from former Warsaw Pact countries like Poland and Romania.)

Real median male wages in America have now declined to the levels last seen in 1972 and Home Ownership rates have declined to the levels of the early 1960's. Ordinary people from Western Europe have seen similar declines over the last 15 to 20 years.

Globalists seek to transfer power from democratically elected legislatures at State, Local and City levels, to undemocratic supranational institutions controlled by Corporate money (see the expansion of power of the U.S. Federal government in DC, or the EU in Brussels).

TPP and TTIP were both excellent examples of Globalist initiatives. Both included ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) which sought to transfer power from democratically elected legislatures to a transnational arbitration panel composed of Corporate lawyers sitting as judge, jury, defense and prosecution, all paid by large Multinational Corporations.

TPP, TISA and TTIP agreements are massive Corporate power grabs dressed up as trade deals http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/tpp-tisa-and-ttip-agreements-are.html

The scheme to replace democratic governance with one world government controlled by a small cabal of Banking and Corporate Elites was documented in the 1960's by Georgetown Professor Carroll Quigley - a mentor of Bill Clinton:-

Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley https://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-History-World-Time/dp/094500110X

The other strand of Globalist Doctrine derives from the Godfather of Neoconservatism Leo Strauss who also advocated anti democratic, authoritarian and totalitarian, one world government controlled by a handful of Ruling Elites.

The Neocon Agenda and its Results http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/the-neocon-agenda-and-its-results.html

u/emazur · 3 pointsr/politics

from Carroll Quigley's book Tragedy & Hope (1966)

"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers," he wrote. "Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy."

Stop voting for the "practical" lesser of two evils - you're rewarding the evil establishment by saying no matter how bad a major party's candidate is, he's got your vote b/c at least he's not as bad as the other guy. Well guess what - over, and over, and over again the establishment will give you evil b/c they know you will vote for it.

u/archonemis · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

Kaczynski made a lot of sense until he started talking about a violent uprising.

I would add to the list "Tragedy and Hope" by Carroll Quigley.

And anything / everything by Philip K. Dick.

u/Turtleterror · 3 pointsr/worldnews

If you really want to know more read Robert Baer's book Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude.
https://www.amazon.com/Sleeping-Devil-Washington-Saudi-Crude/dp/1400052688

u/MechaMonarch · 3 pointsr/DnD

Of Dice and Men is a probably my go-to history of the game.

u/TheStrangeEli · 3 pointsr/DnD

Actually, Of Dice and Men is a real book, and I can personally highly reccomend it.

u/Lostboulevard · 3 pointsr/MensRights

> I think conscription is an archaic dinosaur of a policy that creates a class of obedient, yet bitter slaves.

Doesn't change the fact that men were oppressed by this policy due to their sex throughout history. Still are in some countries. Emma Goldman (one of the few historical feminists I can stomach) and other socialists challenged the law during WWI on the basis that it violated the 13th's amendment's prohibition against slavery and involuntary servitude. Sadly the challenge failed.

Females have always been the privileged sex.

u/Throwabanana69 · 3 pointsr/MensRights

The female has always been the privileged sex. That being said, I agree with you that the female is still the privileged sex.

u/Severe-Autism · 3 pointsr/FreeSpeechWorld

---------------------------RACE HATE FACTS---------------------------

Humans can be genetically categorized into five racial groups, corresponding to traditional races. http://pritchardlab.stanford.edu/publications/pdfs/RosenbergEtAl02.pdf

Genetic analysis “supports the traditional racial groups classification.” http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

“Human genetic variation is geographically structured” and corresponds with race. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15508000

Race can be determined via genetics with certainty for >99.8% of individuals. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15625622

Oral bacteria can be used to determine race. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-oral-bacteria-fingerprint-mouth.html

Race can be determined via brain scans. http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(15)00671-5

96-97% of whites have no African ancestry. http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2013/02/how_mixed_are_african_americans.3.html

97% of Whites have no black ancestry whatsoever. http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-white-black-a-murky-distinction-grows-still-murkier/

There was “minimal gene flow” between archaic Europeans and Asians. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

Common-sense racial categories have biological meaning. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race2.pdf

Human intelligence is highly heritable. http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v16/n10/abs/mp201185a.html

Scientific consensus is that IQ tests are not racially biased. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289608000305

Very poor Whites are comparably intelligent to very wealthy blacks. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Privately, intelligence experts hold more hereditarian views than they express in public. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1994egalitarianfiction.pdf

Black children raised in White households have similar IQs to black children in black households. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1977-07996-001

The average African IQ is estimated at 79. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912003741

The average African-American IQ is 85, compared to the average White IQ of 100. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1997mainstream.pdf

The white-black gap in SAT scores, a proxy for IQ, is increasing. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Genes for large brains, linked to high IQ, are common everywhere except Africa. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB115040765329081636

Intelligence has a 40-50% genetic basis. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/10/news/la-heb-genetic-study-intelligence-20110809

IQ scores are the best predictor of success in Western society. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

IQ is 75% heritable among Whites. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

92% of Mulatto (black man, white women) children are born out of wedlock. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2625893

Gentile whites are the most underrepresented group in top colleges. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

Sweden is the rape capital of the West, likely due to immigration. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

Asian women find White men more attractive than Asian men. http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

White men are pound-for-pound stronger than black men. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-508.pdf

Germanic/Nordic people have lower time preference than any other group. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481443

Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Blacks are seven times more likely than whites to commit murder. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

90% of gang members are non-white. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Asians are nine times more likely than whites to be members of gangs. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American. http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

White immigrants on net improve government revenue, while non-white immigrants cost money. http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/putting-a-price-on-foreigners-strict-immigration-laws-save-denmark-billions-a-759716.html

Blacks are overrepresented in serial killings. http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Serial Killer Information Center/Serial Killer Statistics.pdf

Blacks are overrepresented among child abuse and pedophilia, and this isn’t due to biased reporting. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/03/black_childabuse_statistics_report_debunks_bias_assumptions.html

White-Asian children are twice as likely as Asians to have mental illness. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-08/uoc–baa081108.php

Black-white children are more likely than both black and whites to make poor decisions. http://www.nber.org/papers/w14192

Racial bias against miscegenation is likely biological in origin. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19422626

Interracial marriages have a 23.5% chance of divorce, compared to 13% for same-race couples. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4145377

Mixed race kids suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation, and poor family dynamics. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

Mixed race children are more likely to have health problems, high stress, smoke, and drink. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

The percentage of Blacks in a city, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Blacks are 600% more likely than non-blacks to commit murder. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

The purpose of section 8 housing is to move blacks from elite urban areas to middle class suburbs. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Hispanics receive shorter prison sentences than Whites for the same crimes. http://people.terry.uga.edu/mustard/sentencing.pdf

Police hesitate longer to shoot black suspects than White suspects. http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/Criminal-Justice/faculty-staff/Racial&EthnicBiasDFJDMStrongerLens_ExperimentalCriminology_JamesKlingerVila2014.pdf

Race-mixers may give less parental support to their children because of greater genetic distance. http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com/articles/Rushton%2C

J. Phillipe. “Inclusive fitness in human relationships.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96 (2009).pdf http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01110.x/abstract

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf

Over 100 White women are raped by blacks every day in the United States. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/pdf/1744-9081-3-30.pdf

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

64% of Hispanics have IQs too low to enter the military. http://takimag.com/article/frequently_asked_questions_about_the_jason_richwine_brouhaha_steve_sailer/print#ixzz2TPXmpNgG

Mexican-Americans have higher disability rates than other races. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326162658.htm

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html .

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More diverse neighborhoods have lower social cohesion. http://www.citylab.com/housing/2013/11/paradox-diverse-communities/7614/

Diversity increases psychotic experiences. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/4/282.abstract?etoc

Diversity increases social adversity. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/4/282.abstract?etoc

A 10% increase in diversity doubles the chance of psychotic episodes. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/4/282.abstract?etoc

Diversity reduces voter registration, political efficacy, charity, and number of friendships. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9477.2007.00176.x/abstract;jsessionid=279C92A7EB0946BBA63D62937FC832A9.f04t03

Ethnic diversity reduces happiness and quality of life. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9477.2007.00176.x/abstract;jsessionid=279C92A7EB0946BBA63D62937FC832A9.f04t03

Diversity reduces trust, civic participation, and civic health. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2007/08/05/the_downside_of_diversity/?page=full

Ethnocentrism is rational, biological, and genetic in origin. http://www.pnas.org/content/108/4/1262.abstract

Ethnic diversity harms health for hispanics and blacks. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300787

Babies demostrate ethnocentrism before exposure to non-whites. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2012.01138.x/full

Ethnocentrism is universal and likely evolved in origin. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~axe/r

u/waystogetaround · 3 pointsr/altright

Are you projecting? Who says that? After all, superior is subjective.

Race matters, like it or not, believe me when I say that I wish it didn't..., but then again I wish many things, but I don't get to decide those, Nature does.

If you want to have a honest discussion about race try to inform yourself a little about our actual positions and not some Hollywood stereotype.

u/Cialis_In_Wonderland · 3 pointsr/China

> Because Homo sapiens are not different from one place to another. There is nothing unique to Chinese at this base level.

Not to open a major can of worms, but I believe this interpretation is going by the wayside with more modern research on genetics. I found Nicholas Wade's book A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History to be a fascinating read, though one certainly doesn't need to take it all as fact. His thesis is that "human evolution is recent, copious and regional." The existence of genotypes conducive to "conformity" could very well exist in greater numbers in East Asian races.

u/Mexican_regular_guy · 2 pointsr/asklatinamerica

I think that Sor Juana's plays in nahuatl are religious. And the music compositions in nahuatl are religious too.

The book I was talking about is the Florentine Codex. It is written in nahuatl and Spanish and it is about the Aztec world (customs, religion, and even animals and way of living). It was written by Indians that were taught to write, under the supervision of Fray Bernardino de Sahagún. If I remember correctly these people that learned arts and writing had been nobles before the conquest. It is hard to find sources on my phone. The book can be read online:

https://tecpaocelotl.livejournal.com/25254.html

I did not know about Tupi, but it sounds interesting. I will take a look at that. The Brazilian empire is a fascinating topic. I have seen some videos online that talk about it. I have never learned Portuguese, but I can get way more than the general idea. Brazilian YouTubers produce a lot of good videos about history!

In Mexico at first friars tried to evangelize in the indigenous languages, but because it is too much work (they did learned the languages, and even wrote grammars sometimes though) they decided to stick to nahuatl, the biggest language. They kept using the language also for some legal affairs until the crown changed the policy hundreds of years later. I read the detailed story in the following book:

https://www.amazon.com/Empires-Word-Language-History-World/dp/0060935723/ref=asc_df_0060935723/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312155960128&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11995308479004741996&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007733&hvtargid=pla-452502828902&psc=1

What he says makes a lot of sense, but I have never tried to find other sources. I guess there are many sources in Spanish concerning the use of nahuatl after the conquest. This book also talks about the history of Portuguese and other global languages.

I read Vasconcelos' essay not long ago, because I found an article somewhere on the construction of the Mexican identity. It seems that the phenomenon of trying to find elements to be different from Europe at the end of the XIXth century happened all across Latin America then. Ironically nationalism at that time seemed to have been a European idea too.

I do not know of any other works like Vasconcelos', but you should look into what his friends were doing at the time. They might have had similar ideas. This is a TV show he made in the 50s:

https://youtu.be/Hmhq1bcnrKM

He appears in the show and mainly discusses history.

You should also look into Mexican muralism (ca 1920). The painters incorporate indigenous elements in their works (and socialism too):

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_muralism

u/Acglaphotis · 2 pointsr/AskHistorians

you might enjoy this book.

u/Saitani · 2 pointsr/vegetarian

Isn't it the ability to suffer that should give individuals their rights, and not the ability to reason? What about mentally handicapped humans? If I can find a human that performs worse than a chimp in a mental test, can I disregard that persons suffering and use him/her in experiments the same way we experiment on chimps?

If you are really serious about your claim I would recommend that you read "Homo Deus". The book itself is not about animal rights primarily, but a couple of chapters goes in depth into other animals ability to reason and suffer and how this should or should not relate to their value. You can also find an audio version of it if that is your cup of tea.

u/therentedmule · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Jokes apart I'm sure it can happen. Just finished https://www.amazon.com/Homo-Deus-Brief-History-Tomorrow/dp/0062464310, lots of good arguments in favor of this idea.

u/denjin · 2 pointsr/CrusaderKings

Collision at Cajamarca from Jared Diamond's book Guns, Germs and Steel. Contains a contemporary account of the decisive battle between Francisco Pizarro's band of conquistidores and Atahualpa and the entire Incan empire.

Fascinating read.

u/MrJMaxted0291 · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

You're perfectly welcome. If you're interested in learning more about the geographical influence on the formation of human societies I'd highly recommend reading Guns, Germs and Steel, which discusses the subject in depth.

u/Celany · 2 pointsr/polyamory

I'm super curious to learn whatever you find. I read Marriage, A History (https://www.amazon.com/Marriage-History-How-Love-Conquered/dp/014303667X) a while back and it had a lot of great info, but it was focused on the overall arc of what marriage has meant through most of time (spoiler alert: nobody gave a shit about love in marraige until very recently), versus taking an in-depth look at what happened in the US during/after the Civil Rights movement.

u/greatertuna · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but you could try Marriage, a History. It's a non-fiction book about the shift in the culture of marriage and the growing importance of romantic love over time. It was written in 2006!

u/nocoolnametom · 2 pointsr/exmormon

If you're in the mood for a great read, you should pick up a copy of Marriage: a History, by Stephanie Coontz. It goes into detail about the rise of marriage as a social construct starting with the rise of western civilizations (Babylonian, Egyptian) to the Roman Empire through the Middle Ages to the modern day. She shows the back and forth game that marriage had with religion and state. Long story made short: started as state, got co-opted by religion, then has slowly been returning to the state. Meanwhile, the meaning of marriage has always been contextual to the surrounding society and has constantly been changing.

u/Pixie_Moondrip · 2 pointsr/AskHistorians

Have you heard of a book called 'Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing'? The author talks about this belief, but she claims it was in the Middle Ages, not the 19th Century. Swearing vain oaths using parts of God's body was common---i.e. 'by the blood of Christ' or 'by God's nails', that sort of thing, and some religious authorities believed that when someone swore 'by God's nails' they were literally ripping the nails from his hands and causing him physical pain. The author references a number of tracts which warn people that vain swearing on God's body parts was grounds for terrible divine punishment, because they were causing God pain over trifling matters.

I apologize I cannot remember any more details than that from the book but it might be where your questioner got the idea. I also do not know enough about the Middle Ages to know if the author's assertions are accurate or not---I'd be interested what an expert on the medieval period thinks about it.

Here is the book in question.

u/Simone_de_Booboir · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I don't even know what half of that means!

Holy Shit is a glorious and fascinating book about the history of curse words. I highly recommend it. They got someone with an amazing upper class British accent to do the audiobook and it made for the best road trip I've ever had.

u/opinionmill · 2 pointsr/exjw

Those who are the most concerned about swearing are those who have something to prove; to impress whoever is above them, and set themselves apart from those below them in the social ladder. This book gives some very interesting explanations.

u/MomentarySpark · 2 pointsr/news

Barbara Tuchman would like to have a word with you...

u/Bamboozle_ · 2 pointsr/books

Barbra Tuchman's The Guns of August is a personal favorite of mine. Her A Distant Mirror is also supposed to be very good, though I haven't managed to get to it yet.

Carl Sagan is also a great choice if you are interested in space.

u/symbolsix · 2 pointsr/Pure

While we're sharing WWI histories, it'd be remiss not to mention The Guns of August, which covers the buildup to and first months of the war, and focuses on the personalities involved in the key moments and is therefore very easy to read. It also is fantastically entertaining, with equal amounts of cynical humor and earnest drama; see this list for example. One example:

> “German soldiers, posted as informers, were found dressed as peasants, even as peasant women. The latter were discovered, presumably in the course of non-military action, by their government issued underwear; but many were probably never caught, it being impossible, General Gourko regretfully admitted, to lift the skirts of every female in East Prussia.”

u/offguard · 2 pointsr/wwi

It might also be worth reading or watching The Guns of August to learn more about the opening stages of the first world war.

u/davecheeney · 2 pointsr/wwi

All 3 of these recommendations are good overviews. The classic about the start of the war is Barbara Tuchman's "The Guns of August"
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It won the Pulitzer prize for a reason. She was a journalist with a love of history and writes in a clear, flowing style that makes you want to grab the generals and statesmen by the lapels and shake the $hit out of them.

I highly recommend Don Carlin's Hardcore History podcast. I'm finishing Part V of the "Blueprint for Armageddon" which covers the war. A great overview that you can flesh out with additional reading.

u/OrangeJuliusPage · 2 pointsr/awwschwitz

The Guns of August is a sometimes boring and tedious read, but answers your question rather well. The popular opinion back then was that The Great War would be this little scuffle for a couple of weeks or months and then everybody would go home. They had a really romanticized notion about the honor and glory of the war, combined with a lot of nationalism and social pressure to not "shirk" and volunteer for combat. Additionally, a lot of the tech and strategy used in the war had never been seen or contemplated before. Machine guns existed, and I believe they were used on some level during the Balkan Wars a few years earlier, but they were nowhere near as ubiquitous. Plus, the amount of artillery shelling, use of mustard gas and chemical warfare, innovations like tanks and airplanes, had never been used in the past and were probably inconceivable to most.

I suppose you could avoid the draft by heading to a neutral country, but most of these men were conscripted whether they wanted to be or not. But, when every boy of fighting age in your neighborhood is either conscripted or volunteering while everyone is cheering them on, it's pretty easy to see how a young man looking for glory would get swept up in the excitement.

u/criticalnegation · 2 pointsr/Anarchism

just throwing this out there (i havent read the book), but the guns of august might be a place to start as it outlines the conditions leading to WWI.

u/searedscallops · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Like, does it exist? Sure. Is there historical evidence? It appears so: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past https://www.amazon.com/dp/0393329011/ (I haven't read this book yet, but it seems to have been well reviewed.)

u/penpractice · 2 pointsr/slatestarcodex

>It's likely that pre-industrial societies had very different sleeping schedule, and wakefulness in the middle of the night was widespread,

Yes, I read an interesting book on this a while back. There are even studies showing that when you take out artificial light, most participants go back to waking up in the middle of the night for 30 min to 45 min. Participants also had a surge of prolactin, which is probably why throughout history, this period between "two sleeps" was usually reserved for prayer and sex.

>Young children and adults, especially older adults, tend to wake up earlier than teenagers and young adults

"Tend to wake up earlier" is a gross conflation with "a significant number of people were night owls". That's a big straw owl of my argument. I have no doubt that old people wake up earlier and younger people later, the question is whether they are naturally predisposed to activity in the evening and for a substantially different "chronotype". Have we studied this in societies that do not have rampant circadian abuse? Do we find night owls in the Amish community, or in primitive tribes? There's no use studying the prevalence of night owls in developed nations with artificial lighting because the research will never be able to prove the hypothesis that night owls are a biologically-determined category. I mean, theoretically you could, but you'd need a big sample size, and you'd need to track for months, and you'd need a person to change his entire lifestyle including when he talks to his friends using technology.

>for morning people, cortical excitability

Yes, it was actually reading about cortisol this morning that made me doubt the fundamentality of chronotype. For most intents and purposes, cortisol = stimulation and acute stressors. If you surf the web, game, and talk to friends in the evening, you are going to find a huge cortisol spike at night; and because of such a spike, the cortisol awakening response (CAR) is going to be diminished, hence you feel more fatigued in the morning. Your main cortisol release is going to be conditioned to when you mainly stimulate yourself. Talking to friends on Discord in between texting your girlfriend, gaming, doing homework, and engaging in adult behavior is absolutely going to make the evening your main cortisol spike. The body cannot maintain high cortisol forever, it will inevitably need times of low cortisol (even if you have chronically high cortisol), and if the evening is when you're having high cortisol then the morning and early afternoon is when you're having relatively low cortisol.

Note also how reliant cortisol is on blood sugar, and as such type of meal. Fasting will keep cortisol high; carbohydrates will radically lower cortisol for up to 2.5 hours. So you also need to look and see what people are eating, in additional to the myriad number of habits that they've procured over the course of their life.

>it's common knowledge in sleep research that chronotype is a real thing

Yes, I don't doubt that it's common knowledge. I am alleging that the common knowledge is actually totally wrong. I'd love to read more.

u/Pregnantandroid · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Two phase sleep was discovered by A. Roger Ekirch. It is described in his book: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past.

u/j0e · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

That exact scenario is explored by historians in this book:

http://www.amazon.com/What-If-Foremost-Military-Historians/dp/0425176428

u/mikelevins · 2 pointsr/worldbuilding

I have a handful that are part of a setting for some stories I'm not yet working on (busy with the far-future stories right now).

Before I give examples, let me plug these great books, very handy for this kind of worldbuilding:

http://www.amazon.com/What-If-Foremost-Military-Historians/dp/0425176428

  • Harold wins the Battle of Hastings

    He came close. It means no William the Conqueror, no Norman England, and England remains part of the Scandinavian/Germanic economic world instead of becoming part of the Romance/Mediterranean economic world. One plausible outcome, since England shifting its engagements southward had a chilling effect on Nordic economies, is that in the alternate timeline Nordic westward expansionism continued and expanded, resulting in much earlier European expansion into North America, which in turn results in a very different dynamic. The Europeans brought horses and diseases, but not guns or industrialization, which means the dynamic of their interaction with the natives was on quite different terms.

  • Adams wins the election of 1800

    It was close enough that if not for the three-fifths clause of the US Constitution, Adams would have won. It was close enough that the electors had to vote several times in order to obtain a valid result. With Adams winning, Jefferson is not in a position to reverse course on US engagement with Toussaint Louverture's government in St. Domingue. The US continues in its course toward recognition of a Caribbean state founded by a slave revolt. The divide in the US over slavery came to a head earlier. There was no Louisiana Purchase, both because Jefferson's administration wasn't there to test the constitutional powers of the presidency by attempting it, and because Napoleon, deprived of Haiti by the US support of its rebellion, elects to fortify New Orleans, turning the US and Napoleonic France into rivals. That common rivalry drives the US and England into compromise that results in a smaller US and a stronger British America. By the late 1800s, North America is a collection of loosely-allied republics, city-states, and members of the British and French commonwealths.

  • Washington never quashes the Newburgh Conspiracy

    In the real world as the end of the Revolutionary War approached, officers of the Continental Army grew increasingly concerned that they would not be paid, and the compensations promised them for their service would not be forthcoming. A rebellion in the ranks formed, with officers writing to Washington demanding that the promises of Congress be honored. Washington was shocked and infuriated, but agreed to meet with the officers and, meanwhile, urgently pressed Congress to come up with some sort of relief to forestall an open revolt. He then met with the army and, solely by force of charisma and persuasion, convinced them to lay down their arms and back off. What if he hadn't? His health was not at its best, and he was profoundly upset at the incipient rebellion. Suppose he suffered a bout of ill health and couldn't make the meeting? Or suppose he just decided he was too outraged by the officers' conduct to treat with them? In this alt history the army marches on Philadelphia where it is met by Adams and Jefferson serving as spokesmen for Congress. They negotiate a set of promises to fulfill Congress' obligations, making good with land grants in the event that enough hard currency isn't available. This agreement establishes a precedent that military service has to be paid for and must be based on a valid contract, which completely changes the basis of power in the future United States.

    There are more, of course, but that's enough off the top of my head. Read the What If? books. They're golden.

u/Zomg_A_Chicken · 2 pointsr/wwi

Just recently bought three alternate history books that have some what if's


Election of Theodore Roosevelt in 1912, how Germany might have won the war in 1915, etc.


Some of the stories do overlap if you take a look at the books but I will come back with my impressions of the WW1 chapters (Would take a very long time for me to read all three books)


The books are


http://www.amazon.com/What-If-Foremost-Military-Historians/dp/0425176428

http://www.amazon.com/What-If-II-Robert-Cowley/dp/042518613X

http://www.amazon.com/Collected-Eminent-Historians-Imagine-Might/dp/0399152385

u/moreLytes · 2 pointsr/atheism

> I believe there's a possibility of a man named Jesus who was killed, and that's strictly speaking historically.

The consensus among secular scholars is that there was a historical Jesus. I recommend Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches if you're interested in the context of the Jesus movement. It turns out that the several references to his disciples carrying around knives were significant.

> The more and more I looked, the more I realized that organized religion was holding me back.

These were my thoughts as well. Atheism As Congruence verbalized the psychological relief brought about by my de-conversion - perhaps you will enjoy it as well.

u/seelingphan · 2 pointsr/reddit.com

Relevant: [Cows, Pigs, Wars & Witches] (http://www.amazon.com/Cows-Pigs-Wars-Witches-Riddles/dp/0679724680).

Harris explains various taboos and traditions including the anti-pork restriction in the Bible in terms of economics. For the jews, a mostly nomadic group in an arid area, it wasn't cost effective to buy and feed pigs. It would result in a net loss of resources for the entire community if pigs were relied upon over goats and sheep. These methods for preserving the community may not have been understood by the people of the time but evolved as certain groups shrank and died out as a result of pig farming.

He uses similar logic to explain the effectiveness of the Hindu 'sacred cow' and other practices as dictated by the resources and environment of a given area instead of divine instruction.

Good read.

u/FeonJ · 2 pointsr/hapas

Read a book by an anthropologist Marvin Harris call Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: The Riddle of Culture. I don't recall everything from the book, but the main thesis was that human have a set pattern of behavior. I highly recommend his books to everyone. I truly believe his books does better job of explain life and reality than, say, Jordan Peterson's book 12 Rules for Life.

Limited Resources and War:

>Tribal warfare among the inhabitants of Papua New Guinea tend to occur roughly every 20 to 30 years, and evidences strongly suggested that it revolves around the raising of pigs because pigs is the only valued commodity.
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>Starting out with two tribes coexisting peacefully. Both tribes raise pigs and have children. It takes roughly 20 years to raise a child to become a capable adult, and it takes the same amount of time and resources to raise a pig to adulthood. Within that twenty year period, the people and the pigs experience a gradual population growth, so eventually, someone will encroach on another tribe's territories. Pig or two could have been stolen or a strayed pig went and ate the other tribe's crops. A tribe member encroach into the other tribe's hunting and farming grounds. Extra inter-tribal marital affairs occurs, and of course, some accusation of witchcraft for deceases. For whatever reasons one tribe accuses the other for their misfortunes, the underlying problem is that population growth put a strain on limited resources. Eventually, the problem reaches a breaking point, and the tribes go to war. The war kill off a good numbers of young men and women, enough for each tribe to contemplate their loses. After awhile, the tribes make peace, slaughter half of their pigs in celebration. With half of the young men and women dead and half of the pigs slaughtered, the demand on the resources also reduced, and the cycle starts again.

Isn't it scary to know that despite the fact that we think we have free-will, mother-nature dictates on the grander scheme of things. People fight for various reasons, but at the end of the day, it's nothing more than mother-nature trying to balance things out.

u/mnemosyne-0002 · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction
u/VPA · 2 pointsr/worldnews

I thought we already went over this peaker, if you continue this childish behavior I will stop taking your seriously. As for the quotes above, I provided the links in the blue text, they are not from "jewsagainstzionism"

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/iocin/israeli_police_will_not_face_trial_over_killing/c25nr7b?context=3

>I cited Benny Morris several times in there. Benny Morris is a well know, respected Israeli author.

>Here's the source for the first quote http://www.amazon.com/America-Founding-Israel-Investigation-Morality/dp/0964515709

>http://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Victims-Zionist-Arab-Conflict-1881-2001/dp/0679744754

u/Luzzatto · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I'd be happy to help answer any questions to the best of my ability. I'd also recommend learning about the conflict not via a historical book arguing a particularly interpretation but rather a documentary source book. This one is wonderful and will give you direct access to many primary source documents so that you can make up your own mind about the conflict.

After learning the primary sources, then it's worth reading some more opinionated histories, like Benny Morris's or Efraim Karsh's.

The best advice I can give is to not forget that the conflict is really about people. People whose lives, families, and societies are on the line and whom are often caught up in the games of much bigger players who care little for them.

u/Sgt_Boor · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

My personal recommendation would be these books:

1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War by Benny Morris. This book covers the history of the first Arab-Israeli war, with great detail given for how the war was conducted, the events of it, and how the Israelis managed to succeed in winning the war itself. This focuses on the lead-up to war from the Civil War that had been going on before, and discusses the various fronts.

Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict: 1881-2001 by Benny Morris.

u/malcomte · 2 pointsr/PsychonautReadingClub

Acid Dreams -- www.amazon.com/Acid-Dreams-Complete-History-Sixties/dp/0802130623/

This is a great book on the history of LSD and the personalities (and government agencies like the CIA) that led to the acid explosion of the 60s. Well sourced and well written.

> “An engrossing account of a period . . . when a tiny psychoactive molecule affected almost every aspect of Western life.”—William S. Burroughs

u/legalize-drugs · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

I repeat: This poster is trolling you guys. He has no evidence, and none exists, that LSD is still in use as a mind control drug. Its early history, including attempts by the CIA and military to use it in a wide range of applications, is well-documented in the book "Acid Dreams" by Martin Lee et al.

https://www.amazon.com/Acid-Dreams-Complete-History-Sixties/dp/0802130623/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540754803&sr=8-1&keywords=Acid+Dreams

u/nursebad · 2 pointsr/RationalPsychonaut

It was very accepted and practiced in the 50s. The book Acid Dreams goes into in depth.

u/L4Life · 2 pointsr/LSD

You should read this book if you're interested:
http://www.amazon.com/Acid-Dreams-Complete-History-Sixties/dp/0802130623

u/slashoom · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

BZ bombs for sure. Except those of us who know how to handle psychedelics will be fighting against the Enlightened Operatives.

u/soupified · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Acid Dreams covers the history of LSD and the CIA's involvement. Lots of time, money and reckless experimentation went into finding a substance that would consistently allow interrogators to influence the minds of captured spies.

Definitely worth a read - some very, very interesting stuff.

u/pathogen · 2 pointsr/Marijuana
u/Defonos · 2 pointsr/politics

Actually, I would argue that our Judicial system is the only ethically operating branch of the government left. It's the laws created by the legislative branch that cause harm and aid private prisons. Yes there have been cases of judges (especially Texas) throwing people away for $$, but those are relatively rare (although Clarence Thomas scares this shit out of me). If you look closely though, judges have thrown out all sorts of legislative bullshit and have upheld the law in the face of opposition (big industry, lobbies) on many occasions.

We know we're fucked up. Most of us however are not retarded and you don't need to be a smug shitbag about it. I don't know what it is about European analysis of America but your language sure comes of a being a douchie bitch.

edit: Good read: http://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-History-World-Time/dp/094500110X

u/zorno · 2 pointsr/politics

Interestingly, the old school bankers like Morgan and Rothchild wanted... 'sound money'. They wanted a gold standard. If the banksters were trying to secretly create a fiat system, why did they want a gold standard?

source: http://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-History-World-Time/dp/094500110X

u/gustoreddit51 · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

G. Edward Griffin, the author of "The Creature from Jekyl Island"
lecturing on "The Quigley formula". A must see.

My favorite quote from Quigley (supposedly one of Bill Clinton's mentors);

"The chief problem of American political life for a long time has been how to make the two Congressional parties more national and international. The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy … [E]ither party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of those things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies." - from "Tragedy and Hope"

u/Mrleibniz · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley a must read for any one looking out for truth.

Here is the full pdf of this book at Carroll Quigley's website.

u/ExOttoyuhr · 2 pointsr/nottheonion

The Saudi Arabia situation is a bipartisan fiasco which goes back to 1944-45; I'd recommend Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold our Soul for Saudi Crude for details. The book is a lot less preachy, more interesting, and frankly more funny than it sounds...

u/x_TC_x · 2 pointsr/YemeniCrisis

Sorry, nope. The problem is this: US and British think-tanks like the one where that 'paper' was published are all 'advising' Saudis already since decades.

Some of think-tanks (most are controlled by what is called the 'Carlyle Group', which has several ex-US presidents and National Security Advisers - or various of their aides - on its paylist) are cashing hundreds of millions for their 'advice', and are also 'steering' Saudi investments worth billions - and that every single year, already since mid-1980s. Such like the Carlyle Group are then 'outsourcing' military/security related 'analysis' to think-tanks like IISS, Jamestown and whatever/whoever else is around.

(To make sure: no, this is no 'conspiracy theory'; read Robert Baer's 'Sleeping with the Devil' and see for yourself.)

Only a few of think-tanks in question - take WINEP as example - are at least serious enough to send their people to the ME and let them talk with decisionmakers and participants, and then report correspondingly. However, while their reporting is thus more serious, even their publications are never going to contain a clear analysis of what went wrong, i.e. a serious critique and 'finger pointing'.

Bottom line: expecting they would ever be as frank and/or as sincere as to publicly admit the Saudis are plain dumb to follow their advice (which is a well-supported matter of fact at least since the British convinced the Saudis to get involved in Yemen, back in October 1962), is like expecting the Sun would go up in the West tomorrow in the morning. Nobody is as crazy as to slaughter his milk-cow. At most, they publish such 'critique' like mentioned above, blaming Saudis for this or that - while actually it was them who pushed Saudis to bring such decisions.

Little surprise then, if reports like this one are full of nonsense and factually incorrect.

u/Vpicone · 2 pointsr/Austin
u/ADefiniteDescription · 2 pointsr/askphilosophy

That is right (at least according to Matt Colville who seems to have a decent grasp on the history of D&D).

I've been meaning to read Of Dice and Men but haven't gotten around to it yet. The NewBooksNetwork interview with the author is really good though.

u/blueoak9 · 2 pointsr/MensRights

The writer is a member of the most privileged demographic on the planet - Anglophone white women, so all her talk of "male privilege " is simply a sly inversion. It is not only a lie, but a lie with an agenda.

This is what it looks like when a real historian looks at the gender system:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Privileged-Sex-Martin-Creveld/dp/1484983122

u/Dreamboe · 2 pointsr/MensRights

>I find it bewildering that 50 years ago, men were annoyed that women were allowed into the military, and now, men are angry because not enough women are dying in wars for it to be "fair".

Men don't want women in the military, at least those who are honest about it. Men in the military certainly don't want more women in the military, because it puts their lives at increased risk.

The reason MRA's bring up men being forced to fight and die in wars is to refute the bizarre notion that men have been "privileged" throughout history. In fact the average man was simply a disposable workhorse, and to the extent that one sex was privileged it was at least arguably females.. Personally I don't think either sex was really privileged, there was a fairly equal share of burdens.

>Assuming that's true (which I don't believe)

Feel free to refute the study in question. Right now you're simply being obstinate.

>Remember, a hundred years ago, women had a much larger negative fiscal impact because most couldn't get jobs.

Really? I wonder where all those factory girls came from?

You seem to be under the mistaken impression that women a hundred years ago were chomping at the bit to go inhale toxic fibers all day in a textile mill.

In fact, as Christina Hoff Sommers has noted and as should be plainly obvious, most women preferred domesticity. This remains true. Becoming a housewife is the new American dream for working women, and numerous studies have demonstrated that housewives are happier and healthier than those who have to work.

Ultimately you're missing the point. Most men probably wouldn't object to women receiving the majority of tax benefits -- they have shown over and over again that they value females before their very lives. What we're looking for is some degree of fairness and some degree of respect and appreciation for the benefits you accrue at our expense.

>I didn't ask how the percentages broke down.

You suggested male DV victims being arrested may be anomalous. I've now informed you that one in four is the percentage. If you want to learn more read the study. You seem to be arguing for the sake of arguing rather than for improving your knowledge and (potentially) changing your viewpoint.

>One study.

Here we go again. More pointless arguing instead of simply conceding the point. How many studies would be sufficient? Here's another. At least feminists acknowledge the data and try to make excuses instead of denying reality.

>You're talking about replacing the entire criminal justice system, which means it's not a men's rights issue, it's a criminal justice issue.

It's both a men's rights issue and a criminal justice issue, because, you know, men are the ones being treated six times worse.

>Right, because I'm going to learn from a one-sided source. That's how we become smarter

Why not? I read feminist literature and occasionally I even learn something. In Ms. Straughan's case, her lecture is simply a recounting of the documented history of support or lack thereof by feminists for specific legislation. She demonstrates that feminists have consistently reinforced traditional gender dynamics, except in cases where such dynamics could potentially disadvantage women, and often, disturbingly, for the sole purpose of disadvantaging or otherwise harming men.

>like you guys, only better organized.

Better funded. There's a crucial difference. MRA's don't receive support by the likes of JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, for example. Strange, since you'd think that in a "patriarchy" men's rights would be paramount.

>That's because all your heroes keep winding up in embarassing scandals.

?

>And yet like many, you'll remain passive about the behaviour of other MRAs (even the ones here in this subreddit), and permissive by extension.

On the contrary I constantly challenge right wing positions on this board and elsewhere (I frequently change usernames). I even managed to educate Karen Straughan about egalitarianism in hunter-gatherer bands. Ms. Straughan is actually capable of changing her mind, so she accepted the correction.

>You may just be the first MRA to say that. I've long-maintained that most people don't see any of the privilege talked about by celebrities and professional victims on the internet.

Really? MRA's are constantly talking about the absurdity of labeling white working class men "privileged." Especially when it comes from well-to-do gender studies professors.

At no point have I claimed women have it easy. Poor women suffer immeasurably more than rich men, and poor men suffer immeasurably more than rich women.

>I'm talking Civil Rights Movement era. Flower Child era. That stuff.

Right. After the invention of the pill and time saving devices in the home some women decided (falsely) that the grass was greener on the other side.

Men then obliged their demands. I fail to see how this disproves my point about gynocentrism.

>Meanwhile, Mens Rights had just started

Actually there was a men's rights movement in the late 19th century, and Earnest Belford Bax wrote The Fraud of Feminism in the early 20th.

It didn't exactly take off because unlike feminism, men's rights does not conform to our gynocentric instincts.

The male gender role is provider and protector. So naturally if women claim they are in distress men are going to try to fix it. Again, males have out-group bias toward females while the same is not true in reverse.

The MRA position is about a thousand times more difficult because we are fundamentally challenging gender roles. Men aren't all powerful. Women aren't all wonderful. And men need help.

>That didn't even convince me and I already support egalitarianism. Good luck, bud.

Thanks. I'll need it. I do in fact have faith that women will be able to learn to empathize with men just like men empathize with women.

It's equally likely, unfortunately, that there will be some sort of social collapse. We can already see its beginnings with the MGTOW phenomenon and misogynist nuts like Elliot Rodgers.

>Right, because women get all the good jobs and big responsibility.

They are 95% less likely to die on the job, so if not being killed counts then yes. Once again you are engaging in apex fallacy. The tiny number of men at the top are not representative of the 99%, nor do they try to privilege said 99%.

As for why, at the apex of society, men are more likely to hold those positions? Well most women are hypergamous, so men compete for status in order to attract a mate. It's not rocket science. A beautiful woman doesn't have to do anything but exist. Men have to earn status, so they devote more time and energy to work. Rich men start from a place of privilege, but the competition is also fierce at the top.

>I never really stuck myself to a label with any serious dedication, unless Trekkie is a label.

I'm both a women's rights advocate and a men's rights advocate and have no problem with either label. "Egalitarian" probably works best though, as it also explains my position on politics and economics.

u/peamutbutter · 2 pointsr/BadWitchBookClub

Just heard these recommended on The Majority Report to a caller:

Feminism for the 99%

Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation

u/JustAnotherQueer · 2 pointsr/SRSQuestions

the only one that i know of is Caliban and the Witch (the book cover is slightly nsfw), which i have not read it. from what i have heard, it goes into how the notion of witchcraft was used to help transition from feudalism to capitalism.

u/andre-st · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

Not AHS, not even fiction, but perhaps still interesting "books about witches":

- Malleus Maleficarum (The hammer of witches), first published in 1487 -- probably best known text regarding witch hunting; there's a new translation by Wolfgang Behringer but maybe not available in English. He has English books about witch hunting, tho.

- Silvia Federici's Caliban and the Witch -- haven't read it but seems a recommended read among (feminist) women: a re-writing of women's history in the light of witch hunts

u/Meta_Digital · 2 pointsr/pics

I'm going to be downvoted into oblivion for this, but here it goes;

Yeah, witch hunts are basically how you integrate a region into the a capitalism system. They started with the formation of capitalism and wherever you see capitalism first appearing you'll know by the witch hunts.

The purposes of witch hunts serve a primarily economic purpose. They clear out "undesirables" to make room for an exploitable labor force. It's no coincidence that the witch hunts in Nigera started just after the World Bank came into the region and started privatizing everything for exploitation.

A really good book on this subject called Caliban and the Witch is written by an author that experienced firsthand the transitions in Nigera towards capitalism after writing another book on the subject in Italy. I highly recommend the read even though it is extremely dark.

It's a western myth that the witch hunts ever stopped. They stopped in Europe and the Americas because they weren't needed anymore. Capitalism was already in place. Yet, wherever capitalism is first spreading out, you're sure to see witch hunts paving the way for labor exploitation. Remember; people have been living in Africa longer than any other place on Earth. The reason we see images of starving children and poverty in Africa isn't because it's a bad place for humans to live. It's because the capitalist market is newly arrived in Africa and poverty, rather than being a natural state for humans, is actually a form of violence committed against one population by another.

u/Dbash123 · 2 pointsr/CringeAnarchy

This is something I hope can help you:

Humans can be genetically categorized into five racial groups, corresponding to traditional races. http://pritchardlab.stanford.edu/publications/pdfs/RosenbergEtAl02.pdf

Genetic analysis “supports the traditional racial groups classification.” http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

“Human genetic variation is geographically structured” and corresponds with race. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15508000

Race can be determined via genetics with certainty for >99.8% of individuals. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15625622

Oral bacteria can be used to determine race. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-oral-bacteria-fingerprint-mouth.html

Race can be determined via brain scans. http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(15)00671-5

96-97% of whites have no African ancestry. http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2013/02/how_mixed_are_african_americans.3.html

97% of Whites have no black ancestry whatsoever. http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-white-black-a-murky-distinction-grows-still-murkier/

There was “minimal gene flow” between archaic Europeans and Asians. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

Common-sense racial categories have biological meaning. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race2.pdf

Human intelligence is highly heritable. http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v16/n10/abs/mp201185a.html

Scientific consensus is that IQ tests are not racially biased. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289608000305

Very poor Whites are comparably intelligent to very wealthy blacks. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Privately, intelligence experts hold more hereditarian views than they express in public. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1994egalitarianfiction.pdf

Black children raised in White households have similar IQs to black children in black households. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1977-07996-001

The average African IQ is estimated at 79. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912003741

The average African-American IQ is 85, compared to the average White IQ of 100. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1997mainstream.pdf

The white-black gap in SAT scores, a proxy for IQ, is increasing. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Genes for large brains, linked to high IQ, are common everywhere except Africa. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB115040765329081636

Intelligence has a 40-50% genetic basis. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/10/news/la-heb-genetic-study-intelligence-20110809

IQ scores are the best predictor of success in Western society. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

IQ is 75% heritable among Whites. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

92% of Mulatto (black man, white women) children are born out of wedlock. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2625893

Gentile whites are the most underrepresented group in top colleges. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

Sweden is the rape capital of the West, likely due to immigration. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

Asian women find White men more attractive than Asian men. http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

White men are pound-for-pound stronger than black men. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-508.pdf

Germanic/Nordic people have lower time preference than any other group. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481443

Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Blacks are seven times more likely than whites to commit murder. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

90% of gang members are non-white. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Asians are nine times more likely than whites to be members of gangs. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American. http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

White immigrants on net improve government revenue, while non-white immigrants cost money. http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/putting-a-price-on-foreigners-strict-immigration-laws-save-denmark-billions-a-759716.html

Blacks are overrepresented in serial killings. http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Serial Killer Information Center/Serial Killer Statistics.pdf

Blacks are overrepresented among child abuse and pedophilia, and this isn’t due to biased reporting. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/03/black_childabuse_statistics_report_debunks_bias_assumptions.html

White-Asian children are twice as likely as Asians to have mental illness. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-08/uoc–baa081108.php

Black-white children are more likely than both black and whites to make poor decisions. http://www.nber.org/papers/w14192

Racial bias against miscegenation is likely biological in origin. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19422626

Interracial marriages have a 23.5% chance of divorce, compared to 13% for same-race couples. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4145377

Mixed race kids suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation, and poor family dynamics. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

Mixed race children are more likely to have health problems, high stress, smoke, and drink. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

The percentage of Blacks in a city, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Blacks are 600% more likely than non-blacks to commit murder. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

The purpose of section 8 housing is to move blacks from elite urban areas to middle class suburbs. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Hispanics receive shorter prison sentences than Whites for the same crimes. http://people.terry.uga.edu/mustard/sentencing.pdf

Police hesitate longer to shoot black suspects than White suspects. http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/Criminal-Justice/faculty-staff/Racial&EthnicBiasDFJDMStrongerLens_ExperimentalCriminology_JamesKlingerVila2014.pdf

Race-mixers may give less parental support to their children because of greater genetic distance. http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com/articles/Rushton%2C J. Phillipe. “Inclusive fitness in human relationships.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96 (2009).pdf http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01110.x/abstract

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf

Over 100 White women are raped by blacks every day in the United States. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/pdf/1744-9081-3-30.pdf

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

64% of Hispanics have IQs too low to enter the military. http://takimag.com/article/frequently_asked_questions_about_the_jason_richwine_brouhaha_steve_sailer/print#ixzz2TPXmpNgG

Mexican-Americans have higher disability rates than other races. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326162658.htm

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html


u/gormlessghoul · 2 pointsr/gifs

Well well well, lets look at some scientific consensus.

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression. Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. Source: http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

The average Black has an IQ score 1 standard deviation (15 IQ points) lower than the average White. Source: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/siegle/research/correlation/intelligence.pdf

The Black-White IQ gap in America is equal to the gap in South Africa, even though SA is ruled by Blacks. Source: http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/ravensiii.pdf

The Black-White IQ gap exists even when both races are raised in identical environments. Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016028969290028P

Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/

I don't believe that we should judge people as groups, but if you claim that some groups are oppressed, and under-preforming in society because of that, you have to look at the whole picture. Maliciously claiming one group is oppressed because of average differences in group outcomes will do more harm than good. There are many similar ways you can group people where there are similar discrepancies; There is even a height wage gap, does that mean that short people are oppressed, or that you should treat short people any differently,? No.

u/SicilianSal · 2 pointsr/barstoolsports

Thanks. You still might want to read it just because Diamond's thesis is pretty unique so it's enjoyable to read.

It's quite a controversial book but if you want the opposite perspective of Diamond, Wade's "A Troublesome Inheritance" is among the best: https://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462. The other obvious contender is Charles Murray's The Bell Curve, though there's basically only chapter that's relevant to this discussion, and unsurprisingly it's the chapter that has gotten him the most praise and the most criticism: https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Curve-Intelligence-Structure-Paperbacks/dp/0684824299

For criticism of Diamond from someone opposed to Wade/Murray, try Wertheim's review in the Nation (it's short): http://www.columbia.edu/~saw2156/HunterBlatherer.pdf in which he argues that even Diamond is too deterministic.

u/DontAskMyPolitics · 2 pointsr/DebateFascism

Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to
Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to
The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American. Source: http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html
Immigration has reduced the average skill level of Americans. Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/424796/immigration-wave-post-1965-pew-study
54% of college educated immigrants in America are not proficient in literacy. Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/424796/immigration-wave-post-1965-pew-study
15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462
Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards. Source: http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf#page-15
Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression. Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840
Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. Source: http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/
The purpose of section 8 housing is to move Blacks from elite urban areas to middle class suburbs. Source: http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/
The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics in an area, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. Source: http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/
High income does not help Middle Eastern, East Indian and Asian men date White women. Source: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract
Women who claim to be willing to date any race are lying and are just as discriminatory as women with explicit racial preferences. Source: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=895442
Half of hate crimes are Blacks and Hispanics attacking each other. Source: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=7337
White and Asian women have more successful marriages than Black or Hispanic women. Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr049.pdf#page=7
Blacks and Hispanics have less ability to delay gratification than Whites. Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886901000290
Racism is an “automatic” part of human behavior. Source: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00108/abstract
Men with high testosterone, who are also more attractive, are more likely to be racist. Source: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/ironically-a-mans-face-can-tell-you-if-hes-likely-to-act-like-a-racist
Of the 30 most deadly mass shootings in America, non-whites committed 36%, a slight overrepresentation. Source: http://www.vdare.com/posts/of-the-thirty-deadliest-shooters-at-least-a-dozen-are-not-white-males
Most students accused of sexual assault on college campuses are non-White. Source: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/argument-sexual-assault-race-harvard-law-school

u/Gaijinfag · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

>What I'm arguing is that in poor cities, poor people kill poor people.

Poverty is not an excuse for crime, morality and genetics play a more prominent factor.

>In 2000, the population of West Virginia was about 1,808,344 people. Whites accounted for about 95.0% of the population. Blacks accounted for about 3.2% of West Virginia's population.

>Source: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet...tate=04000US54

>The incidence of violent crime in West Virginia is consistently among the lowest in the nation. As of 2004, West Virginia ranked 45 out of 50 states.

>Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States (all sources provided, including the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2004).

>West Virginia is also one of the poorest states in the country. In 2000, the poverty rate in West Virginia was 17.9 percent. The national average was 12.4 percent.

>Source: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet...tate=04000US54

>West Virginia, with a poverty rate of 17.2 percent in both 2001 and 2002, was fifth-highest in the poverty ranking. West Virginia's national rank: 45 out of 50 States.

>Source: http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/..._useweights=no (Article has been archived and must be purchased)

>The States with the lowest percentage of justice employees were West Virginia and North Dakota (less than 8% of all employees). These two States consistently have among the lowest crime rates in the country.

>Source: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/ascii/jeeus99.txt

>As of 2003, blacks accounted for 3.2% of West Virginia's total population and 34.9% of it's total prison population.

Like it or not, behavioral genetics and evolutionary psychology are also things. There are those who would prefer Pandora's Box not be opened too widely -- so one can, of course, select authoritative-seeming material which keeps the lid at a comfortable angle relative to one's ideological commitments. perhaps take a look at this great book going more in depth on this topic: Nick Wades book (Here's another review (pdf) you could look at.) There is also more relevant information here:

>http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com/#Crime

Edit: some articles by Wade:

>http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/science/11hormone.html?_r=2&pagewanted=print

>http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/science/26human.html?pagewanted=print

>http://time.com/91081/what-science-says-about-race-and-genetics/

>http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9207821/the-genome-of-history/

>http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/12/weekinreview/12wade.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

>http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/20/us/gene-study-identifies-5-main-human-populations-linking-them-to-geography.html?pagewanted=print&src=pm

u/SaintOdhran · 1 pointr/history

This is a pretty good book that you'll find interesting, I think: https://www.amazon.com/Empires-Word-Language-History-World/dp/0060935723

This one should be good, too: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Lingua-Franca-English-Return/dp/0802717713

u/Sheikh_Kristophe · 1 pointr/conlangs

>A Mongolic Language that came with the Golden Horde into Eastern Europe and has been there since

That would be incredible. Their literature would be insane!

>A descendant of Ancient Macedonian spoken in the Hindu Kush or thereabouts, because of Alexander the Great

I actually thought about this when reading "Empires of the Word" by Ostler!

u/bitjazzy · 1 pointr/AskHistorians

For centuries the Egyptian language (pre-Arabic) would have been one of the world's most important languages, and it is basically gone today except for religious use among Coptic Christians.
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World is a very detailed account with many, many examples of formerly-widespread languages.

u/C_O_Y_W · 1 pointr/WTF

Go for it. I hope it works out for you.

I'm interested in going back to school to study linguistics/history. This book cemented the idea that language is fundamentally the most important aspect of individuals, society and humanity as a whole.

Good luck!

u/Alexciprian · 1 pointr/JordanPeterson

the entire book is hot garbage, actually no I’ll retract that; after listening about 50% of it I decided that’s enough hot garbage for a book, stopped reading and moved to a real book. I am surprised that for one with such intellectual aspirations most of the arguments don’t follow a logical reasoning and the rest refer you to the Bible for justification.
This is what I call a good book 😉
https://www.amazon.com/Homo-Deus-Brief-History-Tomorrow/dp/0062464310

u/dave1629 · 1 pointr/aipavilion

If you are interested in his views on the future, his follow-on book, Homo Deus is all about this. (I personally found it worthwhile to read, but not nearly as good as Sapiens.)

u/hilal5ix · 1 pointr/Entrepreneur

> years. Imagine every aspect of the world that you live in whether it be autonymous cars, virtual reality prevalence, universal internet access etc. Basically, any major trend that you think will inevitably exist in 10,20,30,40,50 years.

That is amazing, though I would personally go for 10 or 20 years. Trends come and go but not the ones you've stated in your answer.

Have you read this book?
https://www.amazon.com/Homo-Deus-Brief-History-Tomorrow/dp/0062464310

u/billynomates1 · 1 pointr/DebateFascism

Everyone should read this book. It explains how the differences between cultures came to be. It's really fascinating.

u/Vanayzan · 1 pointr/unpopularopinion

https://www.quora.com/Why-has-Africa-historically-never-been-technologically-and-militarily-as-developed-as-the-rest-of-the-world

I've seen you attacking people for "being unwilling to change their stance" a lot but, maybe give this a read. Or if you're actually the "facts don't care about your feelings" guy and are so self assured in your "solid" opinion, maybe give this a read.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guns-Germs-Steel-history-everybody/dp/0099302780

Here's a short summary since I have a feeling you won't be that interested, and it is VERY short summary.

"To summarise some of the main reasons, 1 geography: in places like Europe the geography of the land contributed 2 main things to societal development, the first being agricultural access(or how easy it is to farm excess) and also the opportunity of trade mostly through water routes. The ability to easily farm lead to specialisations in societies, or people who specialised in specific tasks, enabling that civilisations to further progress. The ease of trade allowed ideas and technology to spread and take root in farther lands than the origin (the Mediterranean). Another big factoring this varied development of societies is domestic animals. While Europe had the cow, pig, horses, chicken, etc. places like Africa had almost no domesticated animals to help mainly agriculture and transport of goods."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel This wikipedia article also breaks many of the key points down into smaller chunks to read over.

u/lumoruk · 1 pointr/todayilearned

I haven't gotten around to reading it yet... But apparently explains a lot.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guns-Germs-Steel-history-everybody/dp/0099302780

u/rastolo · 1 pointr/askscience

Read this, it's a great book. Farming appeared gradually (and somewhat serendipitously); since we're pretty smart, we soon realised the advantages and it spread and advanced and evolved technologically

u/wineheart · 1 pointr/phoenix

Marriage in its modern form has only existed for a century, if that. It's not correct to say it is a religious ceremony. The civil ceremony has existed for far longer.

Here's some good reading on this: http://www.amazon.com/Marriage-History-How-Love-Conquered/dp/014303667X

In America, the ceremony is both to some people, but only civil to others. My marriage will not be religious.

It really seems petty to say only the religious can use this word with all the history and meaning behind it while everyone else gets a civil union. At this point, I really don't think much of the opposition to marriage equality can be contributed to those that would force everyone to have a civil union first and some a marriage second. People don't oppose marriage equality for that reason.

Even then, many religions conduct same-sex marriages and are fighting to get all of their marriages recognized by the state the way that other religions have their marriages recognized. It's a freedom of religion issue in this way.

u/samprasfan · 1 pointr/TrueReddit

Pretty much a rehash of Marriage, a History, published 6 years ago.

u/mrpud · 1 pointr/TumblrInAction

To be fair, a lot of native civilizations had radically different conceptions of marriage specifically, and the gender roles that go with each.

For instance in one specific native american tribe, people married according to which jobs they worked, regardless of anatomical sex.
So a male who did the work normally done by a male, marrying another male who did the work that was normally done by a female would not be viewed as strange at all.

There are plenty more examples, and [this book] (http://www.amazon.com/Marriage-History-How-Love-Conquered/dp/014303667X) does a good job of presenting them.

That being said, anthropologically, gender has usually mimicked sex, which is obviously binary with few exceptions

u/Goblin-Dick-Smasher · 1 pointr/TumblrInAction
u/SewHappyGeek · 1 pointr/linguistics

There is actually a book called Holy Sh*t by Melissa Mohr which details the history of swearing. If you're interested in this, I highly recommend it.

Essentially, the word cunt wasn't really considered to be bad until more recently. As humans began to have private spaces to do things like pee, poop, and have sex, those things and the parts they used began to be more and more taboo.

u/Ken_Thomas · 1 pointr/AskMen

Every culture and language that has ever existed has had profane words. The words themselves and their magnitude are programmed into us at a very early age. Not only are they loaded with emotional context, but they actually trigger a deep-seated neurological response on the part of both the speaker and the listener.

Even people who use profanity on a regular basis have interesting reactions to profane words. You can become somewhat accustomed to them, but they will always hold a slightly different status and weight in your mind. There is something that sets them apart.

What's really interesting to me is how the words that are and are not profane change over time. The Romans for example, were a lot like us. The bad words to them were mostly about sex and bodily functions, although the way they ranked them from most severe to less severe were pretty bizarre by our standards.
In the Middle Ages, people used vulgar terms for shitting and fucking and lots of other acts, but no one really considered them offensive. In fact, some of the earliest translations of the Bible contain words that would shock you, because the people doing the translating simply didn't think of them as bad. In the Middle Ages, all the really offensive terms were religious. Saying "By God's bones!" was every bit as shocking and offensive to them as screaming "Cunt!" in the middle of a church service would be to you and me.
And the list is still changing today. Your great-grandmother probably couldn't say "Damn" or "Ass" without blushing, but she could say "Nigger" without thinking twice. You probably cannot. For the first time in history, many racial slurs are beginning to have the kind of psychological impact that other profane terms have.

There's been some fascinating research on this topic. If you're interested, I'd recommend checking out a book called Holy Shit! A Brief History of Swearing by Melissa Mohr.

u/Awkar · 1 pointr/worldnews

I feel that you're right, but can't really back that up completely. Well, except the grammar part. On a slight tangent, reading Latin swear words in Holy sh*t was incredibly entertaining to see where most of our curse words come from.

u/antaresiac · 1 pointr/australia

> Do you think swearing is Taboo?

Nah

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0199742677

u/Vermillionbird · 1 pointr/funny

No, they really didn't.

No one, not even the Belgians, expected for Germany to lose outright in Belgium...but everyone expected Belgium to either roll over or get curbstomped by the German army, neither of which happened.

Not only did Belgian resistance help polarize the world against the central powers, but the delay caused by Belgian resistance gave the allies sufficient time to prepare for the Marne counteroffensive.

You really should read the Guns of August

u/NewMaxx · 1 pointr/battlefield_one

Tuchman's The Guns of August is always a great place to start.

u/sloam1234 · 1 pointr/pics

Haha damn, I haven't listened to Sabaton in forever! Remembering my high-school days. Thanks for reminding me of this.

But yes, it's a really extraordinary event/time in history, that thankfully is now getting more and more exposure. (e.g. BF1 is probably going to launch a never-ending storm of WWI themed games which I am psyched for! Even if they're not 100% accurate, but what games are?).

Funny you mention Austria-Hungary. They actually were probably the LEAST effective force in the war, despite being one of the primary actors leading up to the outbreak, and got their asses handed to them repeatedly. They lost to the Russians in 1914, which arguably killed off a good chunk of Austria-Hungary's semi-competent officers/soldiers (~400,000 casualtes), and in 1918 lost to the Italians at Vittorio Vento in a crushing defeat which ostensibly helped lead to the end of the war.

One of my favorite quotes comes from General Paul von Hindenburg, who said that Germany's alliance to Austria-Hungary was like "being fettered to a corpse."

If you wanna learn more about WWI, definitely check out Dan Carlin's Blueprint for Armageddon podcast series which you've probably seen bandied about on here. Definitely one of my favorite podcasts, and if you get past his "sports-caster" voice which some people don't like, it's one of the more enlightening and eye opening series online.

The book A World Undone, by GJ Meyer is my favorite overarching histories of the war. In addition, The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman and 1914: The Year the World Ended by Paul Ham, are also excellent books on the conflict.

Edit: Also you mentioning Paradox remind me that HoI4 is out today! Woo!

Edit2: Forgot to also mention that in 1918 there was the largest influenza outbreak (same strain as our modern H1N1 I believe) the world has ever seen, that killed approximately 50-100 million people globally. Total casualty figure of the entire war is something like 17 million soldiers, for the entirety of the 4 years of fighting...

Edit3: As /u/soldaks pointed out, there's actually a fantastic WWI game called Verdun on Steam. The developers constantly work on it and it's just about as close as you can get to trench warfare from any game on the market right now.

u/Zed · 1 pointr/entertainment

Some things I've gotten from Paperbackswap in recent months:

u/omaca · 1 pointr/books

Opening passage from Barbara Tuchman's Guns of August. One of the best works of popular history ever written.

> So gorgeous was the spectacle on the May morning of 1910 when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black-clad awe, could not keep back gasps of admiration. In scarlet and blue and green and purple, three by three the sovereigns rode through the palace gates, with plumed helmets, gold braid, crimson sashes, and jeweled orders flashing in the sun. After them came five heirs apparent, forty more imperial or royal highnesses, seven queens—four dowager and three regnant—and a scattering of special ambassadors from uncrowned countries. Together they represented seventy nations in the greatest assemblage of royalty and rank ever gathered in one place and, of its kind, the last. The muffled tongue of Big Ben tolled nine by the clock as the cortège left the palace, but on history’s clock it was sunset, and the sun of the old world was setting in a dying blaze of splendor never to be seen again.

u/manpace · 1 pointr/HistoryPorn

>So gorgeous was the spectacle on the May morning of 1910 when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black-clad awe, could not keep back gasps of admiration. In scarlet and blue and green and purple, three by three the sovereigns rode through the palace gates, with plumed helmets, gold braid, crimson sashes, and jeweled orders flashing in the sun. After them came five heirs apparent, forty more imperial or royal highnesses, seven queens - four dowager and three regnant - and a scattering of special ambassadors from uncrowned countries. Together they represented seventy nations in the greatest assemblage of royalty and rank ever gathered in one place and, of its kind, the last. The muffled tongue of Big Ben tolled nine by the clock as the cortege left the palace, but on history's clock it was sunset, and the sun of the old world was setting in a dying blaze of splendor never to be seen again.

-Barbara Tuchman

u/Benji0088 · 1 pointr/armstrongandgetty

11-9-18 4 hour...

The Great War and Modern Memory, Paul Fusselll

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The Impossible HL Mencken, HL Mencken

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The Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman

u/hipsterparalegal · 1 pointr/books
u/wyrdJ · 1 pointr/AskHistorians

To say that World War I and World War II are merely continuation of the same conflict is an extremely simplistic view of the events. Also, you are leaving out a major global conflict, the Spanish Civil War, which has far more to do with World War II than World War I does.

To answer your questions, you need to examine who fought in the wars and why. Why did each country go to war? Was it due to a system of alliances or hope for territorial and colonial gain? Was it to avenge the death of a leader? Could it have been for political reasons (for example, fascist vs. communist)? Could it have been in order to fight a proxy war against an enemy in order to drain them of resources in the hopes of conquering them later?

To say that each war is just a continuation of a previous one because one leader mentions losing the last war as a rallying cry leaves out the vast majority of reason why the wars even took place. Would you say that the War of 1812 and the American Revolution are the same war with "halftime" in between? Do you consider the second game in a 7 games series to be a continuation of the first?

To look further into the matter, I would read The Guns of August at minimum. That book is a very good look at the causes and outbreaks of World War I. You can also check out the AskHistorians book list for more reading material.

u/evilrobotdrew1 · 1 pointr/history

The Proud Tower or The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman for politics and Military History before and in the beginning of the First World War.

Guns of August, in an indirect way, is one reason the cold war didn't get hot over the Cuban Missile crisis (source)

u/Crimsonflwr · 1 pointr/polyphasic

Hey, I'm unsure if you got my reply on the Discord so I'm reposting it here:


"It's not really that rare to see naturally segmented sleepers. It's also not THE natural pattern, but instead one of two natural patterns. People who slept closer to the equator slept in a Siesta-patern, and people who slept closer to the poles slept in a Segmented-pattern. Artificial light plays a huge role here. It's because of it that people started sleeping in a monophasic pattern. Fire doesn't affect peoples melatonin levels, so I'm refering to the industrial revolution.


Not everyone has a 25h circadian rhythm, but even you would have such a rhythm it still does not force you to to sleep monophasically.


There are over 500 historical reports of people waking up in the middle of the night, or people describing their "second sleep" (apparently in this book https://www.amazon.com/At-Days-Close-Night-Times/dp/0393329011, supported by this study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4763365/). Our circadian rhythm also has the SWS and REM peaks so far away from each other that regular monophasic sleep does not cover both. We also have a drop in energy during the day. Why would this be the case if we were meant to sleeo monophasically? There are also tribes who sleep in a Segmented-pattern today (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajhb.22979).


So our historical documents support us being biphasic, same thing with the structure of our circadian rhythms and the fact that there are modern tribes sleep biphasically."


In addition to this I would like to add that there are indeed some tribes that sleep monophasically. There is also the Piranha tribe that sleeps in several chunks each day, and there are tribes that sleep biphasically. Due to the circadian rhythm being structures the way it is I at least believe that we are meant to be sleeping either biphasically or triphasically. There's also this cool study done (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327919664_SLEEP_PATTERNS_OF_MEDICAL_STUDENTS_THEIR_RELATIONSHIP_WITH_ACADEMIC_PERFORMANCE_A_CROSS_SECTIONAL_SURVEY), which shows that biphasic sleepers had the best academic performance!

u/Ibrey · 1 pointr/TraditionalCatholics

The way we sleep, hard as it may be to believe, is just a social convention. In pre-industrial times, it was entirely normal and natural for people to get up for a few hours in the middle of the night, and not just holy ascetics getting up to say Matins. People took this time to pray, smoke, use their marital rights, or even visit their neighbours. Roger Ekirch has written about this in his book At Day's Close: Night in Times Past with extensive documentation.

u/petit_mal · 1 pointr/todayilearned

is the history prof you're talking about A. Roger Ekirch? he also wrote a book: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

u/IQBoosterShot · 1 pointr/Toastmasters

"Night Light" was my speech and it was a comparison between how ancient man and modern man utilize light.

I opened with this:
> It is night outside but as modern people we barely take notice. Have you ever lost power at night? If so, you were probably surprised at how dark it became. One hundred years after the creation of electric lights we are so accustomed to illumination that we are taken aback by its absence.

> Our experiences after dark differs greatly from that of our ancestors. They stood gape-jawed beneath a cosmic spectacle while the night turned familiar paths into lost passages. We take no note of the sky and the arrival of night barely impedes our travels. While our ancestors cautiously ventured out at night, we routinely travel many miles without care or worry.

> Our “night light” has changed our relationship to the night sky and how we travel after dark.

I decided on the topic because of my interest in the book "At Day's Close: Night in Times Past" by A. Roger Ekirch.

u/Limes19 · 1 pointr/history

I've found this series of books on the subject to be really interesting. They do tend to look at things from a rather America-centric viewpoint, mind you.

I'm not a historian, but I think that since most historical events happen for many different reasons, history is not likely to be radically different is a single one of those changes. Nevertheless, there's a lot of room for today's world to be quite different if certain very small details turned out differently - mostly involving the outcomes of particular battles due to random factors such as the weather.

u/diesuke · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I second that thought. What if...? has a chapter with a scenario in which Alexander dies earlier and the conclusion is that Hellenistic culture and egalitarian values wouldn't have spread so much in Europe and parts of Asia were it not for Alexander.

u/Zerowantuthri · 1 pointr/AskReddit

What If? is a lot of fun to read and sounds right up your alley.

u/t_t · 1 pointr/books

If you prefer a more "non-fiction" approach, the "What If?" books are quite interesting.

u/lee1026 · 1 pointr/AskHistorians

I originally read about this from this book: What if, but believe it or not, wikipedia have a pretty comprehensive list of all the military formations slated for operation Downfall.

u/LegalAction · 1 pointr/AskHistorians

In a sense, any use of counterfactuals could be considered fiction. The case I gave considered how things might have played out, but didn't. It's certainly not simply contained to novels though. The historian Livy was the one that posed the Alexander question and concluded Rome would have kicked Alexander's butt. This is certainly engaging in a little bit of fantasy, but also helps Livy deal with real historical questions like to what extent was Alexander's success his own and not a consequence of weaknesses in a decadent Persian empire.

This was a book I read growing up which is very, very pop, but has some big names - David McCollough, Stephen Ambrose, Keegan. These are not fiction writers (well, maybe Ambrose wrote more fiction than he meant to).

Here is a more recent one by Niall Ferguson.

Of course you can write counterfactual novels just like you can write historical fiction.

Honestly, I don't think its worth arguing about whether Alexander or Nazis is more popular. Questions about Alexander are certainly older, and I'll take that as a win.

u/Thistleknot · 1 pointr/rpg

thanks.

Another idea I had, was to adopt the mythos, and the hellenization. But scrap the cities, and people. Make new people. Then of course... I guess I'd just have some sort of stock fantasy setting.

Or better yet. Adopt specific cities and places... but flesh out the rest. Maybe I could have Athens, Carthage, and Rome. Maybe I can scramble the cities around. What would happen historically if Rome were 600 miles closer to Athens... what if Troy never fell; and now it's modern day Greece?

I'm probably just over-thinking it. I do like the... oh crap; you changed history, bravo, your names will be remembered forever. You win!

What if looks like a good book

u/bmobula · 1 pointr/politics

Well, that's one way to put it.

Another way to put it is that someone has to fund the scientific research to tell us how to keep our civilization from collapsing, and since there is no private market demand for that service it is in the public interest for tax dollars to fund that research. Just like there is no private market demand for orphanages, so your tax dollars are needed to pay for them.

Of course taxes are sometimes needed to pay for goods and services even when there is demand but where private markets cannot serve that demand efficiently. These are known formally as public goods, and you can learn about them here:

http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/PublicGoods.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_good

And if you think sustainability is a dumb idea because civilizations have never collapsed before, you have some more learning to do. You can start by reading this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Collapse-Societies-Choose-Fail-Succeed/dp/0670033375

u/DarkHydra · 1 pointr/investing

Yes, Humans have. Many times.

Source: Collapse

Here's part of the blurb from Amazon:

As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe. Environmental damage, climate change, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of these societies, but other societies found solutions and persisted. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana.

u/ozonesonde · 1 pointr/askscience

You might be interested in Jared Diamond's Collapse, which talks a lot about remote island communities, how they formed, lived, and frequently failed.

u/elkresurgence · 1 pointr/AskHistorians

Collapse has a few chapters devoted to this topic. Very interesting read.

u/florinandrei · 1 pointr/AskReddit

"Collapse" by Jared Diamond.

http://www.amazon.com/Collapse-Societies-Choose-Fail-Succeed/dp/0670033375

Well, at least I get to see a lot of countries and history. :/

u/utopianfiat · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

You, my wonderful lady, are the recipient of one of my coveted RES tags. I freaking love this stuff.

In return, this is one of my favorite short books on human culture. Highly recommended if you haven't read it before :D

u/intronert · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Marvin Harris - Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture is a good place to start. You will start thinking about a lot of the everyday things you see, but in a new light.

u/Sonikboom · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Thats very interesting. I never heard of it before, but that's bad luck for the hanged guy, doesn't it?

Btw, if you are interested in the origin of superstiction like I do, you should read "Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches" by Marvin Harris. It gives rational explanations for some religious and common superstictions. Helps to understand how a superstiction grow in the minds of a society.

u/hga_another · 1 pointr/KotakuInAction

> a hot lady in shorts

We wouldn't be here as a group rather effectively targeted by feminists if the above was culturally unacceptable.

> while walking a most loyal doggo

Original formula Muslims were raiders, the most loyal doggos of kaffirs were very much an obstacle.

> bacon

I think I read in this book a case that pigs are overly destructive creatures in the Middle East ecosystem.

> drinking beer

They're hardly the only enemies of Demon Rum ... heh, they hold that in common with earlier feminists.

u/subTropicOffTopic · 1 pointr/DecidingToBeBetter

Books I would add to balance this list out:

Anthropology

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches by Marvin Harris. Unlike Germs, Guns, and Steel, this book is written by an actual anthropologist (sorry Mr. Diamond) and is a really easy read--it covers topics from the sacredness of cows to cargo cults. It's fun, too, as Harris is an entertaining and engaging writer, and it's a slim book.

Bonus Level Challenge Anthropology Read:

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Phillipe Bourgois. This is another monograph written by an actual anthropologist. This book is more challenging subject matter, and I should put a big Trigger Warning on it for violence against women.

Economics

Wages, Price, and Profit by Karl Marx. It's a shame more people don't read Marx beyond the Manifesto, which he wrote fairly early on in his academic life. W,P and P is a preparatory work for Capital and outlines one of the arguments Marx makes in the much denser and more complete work that was to follow. It's short, and one of Marx's more approachable writings, dealing with something we are all familiar with: how much we get paid, and why.

Bonus Level Challenge Economics Read:

Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism by V. I. Lenin. This book contains much drier material, as Lenin draws upon common economic sources (I hope you like talking about tons of iron) to illustrate phenomenon like World War 1--which he saw as a competition of imperialist powers to redivide the Middle East and Africa--and even the Iraq Invasion that would come almost 100 years later.

u/lothar94 · 1 pointr/atheism

TL; DR: Memes for Dummies

I would add one thing to your explanation of memes targeted towards beginners. A meme is like a gene, only a meme exists in a theoretical construct of all human's thought (for lack of better words, the hive mind), whereas a gene Exists in the physical world.

I would posit that "agents" lie in between memes and genes. cf. Marvin Minsky's Society of Mind and John Holland's Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity but that's for another day. You, my friend, clearly need to take a lesson on evolutionary anthropology with Marvin Harris' Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture and discover the chill pill that lies within. Religions are an archaic but possibly genetically scripted way of passing the knowledge of how to form a society between generations. They are 4-dimensional memes.

As a scientist, can you ignore publications in your field? As an Atheist, can you ignore everything your Father taught you? Bedwetter? These questions are the same.

The myriad religions of this world have discovered some excellent advice for being a human living with other humans. We conscious Atheists/Realists must ensure that we do not discount the results the faithful have obtained through years of memetic evolution despite their ignorance in offering that knowledge. That is, religious people have a bunch of gems in their outdated notions which we should be aware of. Spoken by an atheist ex taoist neo-pagan.

u/Silverfox1984 · 1 pointr/chomsky

Norman Finkelstein himself usually recommends these three books pertaining to the Israeli-Palestinian-Arab conflict:

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Benny Morris, Righteous Victims

Zeev Maoz, Defending the Holy Land

Robert Fisk, Pity the Nation

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As an aside, I'd also highly recommend Finkelstein's own Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict.


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u/chjones994 · 1 pointr/IRstudies

>Make note, I'm just a high schooler. I don't have any significant experience in academic IR studies, and I get most of my information from books, magazines, and journals. To be honest, I'm a little fuzzy on theory


I was the same in high school, trying to self-teach. If you have the opportunity to take a college intro-IR course it clears up sooo much. If you did it like me, you are teaching yourself out of order and context, and in a way that biases strongly towards some things and not others. Anyway, if you can't take an organized class, try to pick up a book on theory and that starts at the basics. I haven't read it yet, but if you like Realism then The Tragedy of Great Power Politics is supposedly excellent. Likewise, The End of History is the go-to Liberal book. Haven't read that either yet, so someone correct me if I'm way off-base with these recommendations. There's also Constructivism as the new thing, but I'm not really familiar with it. Anyways, getting theories down more helps a ton, it definitely changed my views on whether or not certain wars were good/bad ideas. But from your post you seem to have a good grasp on things, so IDK if this advice will help that much.


(^ this isn't related to your question, I just thought it might be helpful)


Anyways your question is basically Liberal Vs Realist it seems. A liberal of the Neoconservative (Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, ect.) branch would say Saddam violated the liberal order first, and now the newly democratic Iraq has removed the threat. Iraq will join the other democracies and only attack dictators til there are none left and we have world peace. (this is really dumbed down, but you get the point)



Other less militaristic liberals (the Clintons, Woodrow Wilson especially) would say that that was an expected occasional break-down in the liberal order, and that liberal institutions for the most part prevent this sort of thing from happening more often, as it would if there was no UN or WTO ect. In their eyes, if Bush were ever put to international court and tried then it would be proof of the liberal order's success. The liberal order includes international free trade, which liberals say makes war unprofitable, and so they say, unlikely.


Realists (George HW Bush, Nixon, Kissinger) would agree with your middle paragraph, that the 'global order' is a manifestation of American hegemony, and that liberal institutions are set up to maximally benefit the USA, which is why other powers become revisionists; Iran/China/Russia does not feel it benefits from a US-led order (the WTO, World Bank, ect), and wants to set up an new order that maximizes their own power instead.


So its depends on who you ask, there is no real consensus here. For what its worth, I think you are dead on about the 'liberal order' really being the 'American order', and like you said, its mostly been a good thing.

u/AceFlashheart · 1 pointr/europe

>There are no such attempts. Only naïve people and idiots can believe in such, or see such in Iraq War, lol. US and the West repeatedly tried and partially achieved transforming places into both countries where the Islamists, reactionaries and all kinds of distasteful bunch rule though, as well as distorting countries and of course through backing weird factions or using divisions, carving out both huge internal conflicts and extremists bunch out of those. Just like the Iraqi issue you have referred to, or the terrorists you've referred to. Of course same goes for Syria, but also the very core ideology of those terrorists have been spreading from, backed and financed from and originated from, you know, very one being supplied, backed and supported by the West.

You give them too much credit to believe that Iraq, or Syria was some sort of Machiavellian master plan.

No, the neo-cons really do believe their own garbage.

>They're openly conservative, and backing the American conservative attitude about the guns, while being full of conservatives, having organic ties with conservatives and the whole structure is about conservatives. You're trying a bit hard on that but anyway. Given the stance is coming from conservatives though, just like attackers being Muslims and conservatives, again, let's ban conservatism with your logic anyway.

Actually mass shooters in the USA tend to be either a) black thugs or b) nihilistic white/asian teenagers from liberal homes. I wouldn't say there's a "conservative" or "NRA" shooting problem, just a general lack of pragmatism on the issue of guns.

This is getting to be a pretty boring conversation. I'm not gonna admit that we need to ban "conservatism". Deluded as you are, even you must realize that the next mass murder or sexual assault in Europe ain't gonna be commuted by a "conservative".

If you've got nothing more to add then let's call it a day here.

u/RoaldDhalgren · 1 pointr/aspergers

Someone already beat you to it:

https://www.amazon.com/End-History-Last-Man/dp/0743284550

He wasn't right either.

u/idealatry · 1 pointr/neoliberal

This isn’t about “non intervention.” The arguments are solid arguments for why liberal internationalism has failed. This is far broader than a handful of failed interventions.

And I mean honestly, read some of the low-ranking reviews. "This is an academic's view of what 'liberalism' is and ignores what the founding father's said!". These are absurdly contradictory opinions that seem to have missed the entire point. Here's another example the value of book ratings on political ideas: Francis Fukuyama's The End of History. Reality has clearly defied this bit of anarchistic nonsense (yet I suspect many of you want to disbelief that), and here it is with soaring accolades.

u/carlEdwards · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

It depends on what facet of the government's involvement you're interested in. You might find Acid Dreams interesting.

u/bodycounters · 1 pointr/LSD

This book talks about that a bit. It's been a while since I read it but what I remember was studies showed that all people who tripped felt it changed their life for the better, even if the trip itself was a bad one. Almost universally, everyone who has a psychedelic experience feels it changed their life in a good way.

u/manspaceman · 1 pointr/LSD

I recommend taking a look at a book called Acid Dreams. This is more or less what happened during the 60s. People began taking LSD and decided they wanted to change the world. One take away from the book though is that because your LSD experience is so heavily influenced by your set and setting, different groups of people can interpret their LSD experiences in very different ways, and so it becomes difficult to organize towards a common goal.

u/BeefAndBroccoli · 1 pointr/Psychonaut

Acid Dreams is another fantastic book which focuses on the connection between the counterculture and the CIA, including how the CIA distributed acid to the masses

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u/gloria_snockers · 1 pointr/Drugs

the most extensive and expansive book I've found is acid dreams , It describes the scene in real detail.

u/zorbathustra · 1 pointr/politics

Google is full of links. I haven't read this book, but I might... it seems like a compendium of facts I've pieced together myself:

http://www.amazon.com/Acid-Dreams-Complete-History-Sixties/dp/0802130623

u/fuckhead69 · 1 pointr/JoeRogan

the old hippie dude at my job bought me a copy of Acid Dreams by Martin A. Lee & Bruce Shlain. Fascinating read on the history of LSD.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0802130623/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SGIfzb67NYKHT

u/Jhivemind · 1 pointr/bassnectar

Acid Dreams is the one that immediately comes to mind for me, mainly because the only reason I ended up knowing about it and picking it up was through a twitter recommendation by Lorin himself. It's quite an account of LSD culture and opened my eyes (pun intended) to some systematic lies that I never knew existed. Highly recommend if the subject matter is at all of interest to you! Cheers!!

u/Messena · 1 pointr/todayilearned
u/logicisadyingtrend · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

http://www.amazon.com/Acid-Dreams-Complete-History-Sixties/dp/0802130623/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383082241&sr=8-1&keywords=acid+dreams One of the most fascinating books I've read on the movement. Covers LSD from it's discovery to MK Ultra to being used by the counterculture.

u/gusaroo · 1 pointr/Marijuana

Anyone interested in the history of LSD or its therapeutic use should read "Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD." Fascinating book. It talks a lot about the CIA's investigations into using it for espionage, the psychiatric uses (and how it was used successfully to treat alcoholism), the hippies and counterculture, etc.

http://www.amazon.com/Acid-Dreams-Complete-History-Sixties/dp/0802130623

u/seeking-soma · 1 pointr/Psychonaut

Read Chasing the Scream http://amzn.to/2hzr4nk and Acid Dreams http://amzn.to/2hkDSlm to get a full picture of why we are where we are now.

What others are saying is right. It's a political move to criminalize minorities and rebellious youth cultures.

u/NonZionist · 1 pointr/NewIsrael

> (T)he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences.

-- Georgetown University historian Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, 1975

What a telling quote! Quigley is a NWO insider.

Other great quotes from the article:

> Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again.

> However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money.

-- Josiah Stamp, former Director of the Bank of England

> We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

-- Aesop

. .

The article proposes a return to debt-free currency. I made the same proposal a few days ago at /r/NewAmerica. See "Debt-free currency!"

> If America controlled its own money, it would be interest-free, and taxing people to pay it wouldn’t be necessary.

> Early colonists did it. So did Lincoln. Why not now by returning money power to public hands where it belongs. Onerous taxes would be minimized or eliminated. Money for productive growth could be created inflation-free. Prosperity could be sustained. Full employment and social justice would be possible.

> Imagine that America. Imagine the entire world that way, instead of one plagued booms, busts, inflation, deflation, instability, crisis, and perhaps the greatest ever Depression today bankers caused for their own self-interest to achieve greater consolidation, wealth and power.

-- Stephen Lendman, "Money Power World Rule", NWO Observer, 20 Dec 2011

. .

We Americans are led to believe that wars and depressions "Just Happen". We cannot imagine anyone deliberately creating such catastrophes. But one man's catastrophe is another man's windfall opportunity -- an opportunity to buy up real estate at pennies on the dollar, for example, or an opportunity to loan billions to both sides in a war.

However great the opportunities for profit, we can't imagine ourselves inflicting so much suffering on others. But what if we belonged to a xenophobic supremacist culture? We might then view other human beings as a threat, as an enemy, or as less than human. The devastation inflicted on others by war would seem like a delicious payback. The hundreds of thousands of dead would thin the ranks of our enemies. The carnage would be of no more import than the destruction of an ant-hill. If our culture taught us to see fellow human beings in this way, we might indeed be tempted to reap huge profits from their immiseration.

u/fuufnfr · 1 pointr/worldnews

Hello, you must be new here. Welcome to planet Earth. On this world, violent power struggles for resources and control of finances happen between countries and others factions often. War is sometimes seen as necessary by some of these factions in order to do this. Order out of chaos is the means to an end.

For more insight into how and why some of these groups operate this why, try reading these publications by some of the movers and shakers of these groups.

u/RoosterAnon · 1 pointr/JordanPeterson

Not at all... I abhor the idea of the "conspiracy theory" because that phrase was seeded into the culture by the CIA as propaganda to ensure that anyone who deviates from the official narrative (even with evidence) is to be treated as crazy.


Here is an example. Everything that the bald guy says is true, yet he is treated as a "conspiracy theorist." This is an example of seeding the public consciousness with disinformation.


https://youtu.be/6IqrA4j7g54

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If you doubt that it is true, read Bill Clinton's mentor's work.
https://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-History-World-Time/dp/094500110X

Or, more recently this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Uncle-Sam-Demise-America/dp/1640070974/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1549068305&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killing+of+uncle+sam+by+rodney+howard-browne

u/artwheat · 1 pointr/politics

When the politicians of a country are the best that money can buy, outside influence will take that country down what ever path they want. Think of it like a horse race where one group owns all the horses. They are guaranteed a win every time. Which is why it matters not who you vote for. The agenda never changes no matter what party is in power.

If they want a repeat of Hitler's Nazi Germany while they destroy the country's currency they do it. If they want to spy on their own people, torture those that are a threat and obliterate a countries reputation and then jump ship like a parasite to another host country, they do that (bye bye US and the $, hello China).

The problem is most people watch and listen to the news that is sent their way. They don't know any better and don't educate themselves. Knowledge like this falls on deaf ears.

One day, mankind will wake up and see this. After a bit, the cycle repeats. Most however, just keep swimming, just keep swimming with the same mind-set and all the while wondering what happened to their once great nation. Carol Quigly wrote an insiders point of view on this in his book Tragedy and Hope.

http://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-History-World-Time/dp/094500110X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418570542&sr=1-1&keywords=carol+quigley&pebp=1418570545821

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
-- Thomas Jefferson

u/snizzypoo · 1 pointr/Anarcho_Capitalism

If you want an account from a solid source read this:

http://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-History-World-Time/dp/094500110X

It's a tough read for sure but here and there Quigley explains how this .01% influenced major world affairs. Also he denounced the idea of the illuminate having anything to do with the Rhodes group. That idea was born out of a book called "None Dare Call it a Conspiracy." This is on record and you can listen to an interview he gave on YouTube called "the professor who knew too much" where he says as much.

Yes there are very powerful rich men whom try and often succeed at influencing if not at times controlling government, public opinion, and international affairs.

u/UKisBEST · 1 pointr/conspiracy

Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley. Synopsis/analysis by Jay Dyer of Jay's Analysis. Unfortunately only half of each of eight lectures available for free, but interesting all the same.

Amazon link to book purchase

PDF available on web

u/gregdawgz · 1 pointr/TrueAskReddit

also see tragedy and hope

Written in 1975:
"Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley is the ultimate insider admission of a secret global elite that has impacted nearly every modern historical event. Learn how the Anglo-American banking elite were able to secretly establish and maintain their global power. This massive hardcover book of 1348 pages provides a detailed world history beginning with the industrial revolution and imperialism through two world wars, a global depression and the rise of communism."

u/conspirobot · 1 pointr/conspiro

archonemis: ^^original ^^reddit ^^link

Kaczynski made a lot of sense until he started talking about a violent uprising.

I would add to the list "Tragedy and Hope" by Carroll Quigley.

And anything / everything by Philip K. Dick.

u/williamsates · 1 pointr/conspiracy
u/iownacat · 1 pointr/lostgeneration

The people who fly them wont starve. Now you are just starting to sound like an idiot.

you should start with this: http://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-History-World-Time/dp/094500110X

u/reginaldaugustus · 1 pointr/lostgeneration

>The people who fly them wont starve. Now you are just starting to sound like an idiot.

Sure, they will. Most of us will, since we're turning all of our arable land into desert.

>you should start with this: http://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-History-World-Time/dp/094500110X

Alright, Alex Jones.

u/baebaebokchoy · 1 pointr/conspiracy

source https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/094500110X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=094500110X&linkCode=as2&tag=humarefre-20&linkId=VK7GP2KQIKF6OK6U

Bank of International Settlements

Their stated purpose is to “promote the cooperation of central banks and to provide additional facilities for international financial operations.”

and is owned by

Federal Reserve, Bank of England, Bank of Italy, Bank of Canada, Swiss National Bank, Nederlandsche Bank, Bundesbank and Bank of France.

BIS holds at least 10% of monetary reserves for at least 80 of the world’s central banks, the IMF and other multilateral institutions.

BIS serves as financial agent for international agreements, collects information on the global economy and serves as lender of last resort to prevent global financial collapse (GEE WHERE HAVE WE SEEN THIS DONE BEFORE??!!!)

BIS promotes an agenda of monopoly capitalist fascism. It gave a bridge loan to Hungary in the 1990’s to ensure privatization of that country’s economy, for example.

I'll let you gather more information from there if you are asking questions in good faith (as opposed to just being a troll). This is plenty of information to start you down the rabbit hole.

u/we_are_139 · 1 pointr/conspiracy

SS: A number of authors, both esteemed academics, like Professor Carrol Quigley, and cranks, have argued that the owners of the franchise are not some amorphous collection of businessmen acting independently at a particular point in time because of similar or naturally aligned economic interests. Rather, some of the esteemed and the less than esteemed, authors have argued that those businessmen actively collude and conspire in secret. They have done so through organizations such as the Milner Group, Rhodes Roundtable, the Council on Foreign Relations, Skull & Bones and other secret societies.


As Quigley and others have pointed out, the World War I era provided a springboard for the owners of the franchise. We would argue that the out-sized profits earned during the World War I era for a leap in control of important industries, politicians and underlying government bureaucracies, and the non-business/non-government institutions.


Was Woodrow Wilson a Victim of Kompromat?

u/randomb0y · 1 pointr/europe
u/kburchil · 1 pointr/worldnews

I am surprised no one has mentioned Adnan Khashoggi. Read Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude to learn how this guy runs Washington.

u/ars_moriendi · 1 pointr/politics

2 entertaining and informative reads by a former CIA Officer, Robert Baer:

u/xXPuSHXx · 1 pointr/worldnews

I'm sorry I'm a bit busy with work right now to research this properly, but one of the most interesting dynamics to follow right now in global politics is the ~reform MBS is attempting to implement in SA. It's been many years since I dug into any of this stuff deeply, but from what I understand, the export from SA of Wahabi ideology, beginning with Egypt and the foundation of the Muslim Brotherhood in the '50s, was a consequence of the arrangement made between Ibn Saud and the conservative militant tribes that provided him with the strength of arms he needed to dominate the Arabian Peninsula. It's really a fascinating subject, and if you're interested in learning more, I wholeheartedly recommend [Sleeping With The Devil, by Robert Baer] (https://smile.amazon.com/Sleeping-Devil-Washington-Saudi-Crude/dp/1400052688).

u/phoenixmog · 1 pointr/rpg

This is a great starting point: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1451640501

u/tomtermite · 1 pointr/DungeonsAndDragons
u/Crovan · 1 pointr/mattcolville

For out of game history from those days, I rather enjoyed Of Dice and Men. As someone who got on at the end of AD&D, it gave me some interesting context for the early days of the game.

u/amp108 · 1 pointr/rpg

I haven't read it myself, but this book is well-reviewed.

u/The_Best_01 · 1 pointr/MensRights

>Interesting point of view. I would say not having the right to vote and being considered “property” is oppression, but I can see why you would think otherwise.

Then men have just as much right to complain too, since most men in the west couldn't vote until the mid-19th century at the earliest, especially in the UK, where we couldn't vote until 1918, just a decade before most women could. Also, women might have been considered property but least society doesn't still treat you like a disposable utility. There was never much equality in the world, until recently. In fact, there still isn't.

>I don’t agree “protection” is the correct description.

It was in those days.

>It seems you don’t have a full understanding of why the feminist movement began in the 19th century, because there genuinely were unequal rights and women were seen as lesser than a man

When did I say they didn't have less rights? All I said was the movement was not entirely pure from the start. True equality was never their final goal.

>legally women are equals, which is what the movement achieved

And much more than that, of course.

>I would be happy to delve deeper into your perspective of the topic if you are willing to share links or names of texts.

This and this are good places to start. I also encourage you to read this to learn more about how women have more or less manipulated society to their liking and how men (especially those in power) will often betray their own gender to bow to the demands of women. I think you'll find these books very interesting and eye-opening.

>Also, I’m not sure what you mean by “today’s morals” because morals are timeless. There are different philosophies, so of course you may disagree.

What is considered "right and wrong" throughout history changes is what I'm saying. You can't apply our standards to the past. I'm sure people in the future will look back in horror at things we don't even consider to be bad today.

u/iainmf · 1 pointr/MensRights

You've just reminded me that many public libraries will buy books that the public requests. If you guys want to read any of the books mentioned in this thread check you local library and make a request for them to buy it if they don't hold it.

Edit: http://www.amazon.com/Privileged-Sex-Martin-van-Creveld/dp/1484983122

u/BoschColville · 1 pointr/MensRights

> Insofar as I can gather, there are zero male victims of honour killings in the UK.

One-quarter of honor killings in the UK are men. This was mentioned by Davies himself before Parliament. The more you learn...

>Furthermore, I had a peek at the Crown Prosecution Service website

No offense but I'll take Davies' word over some Feminist on the Internet:

"One MP shouted out to me that Nusrat Ghani had mentioned male victims in her speech. Indeed she had, but unfortunately she hadn’t mentioned them where it mattered – in the Bill!

"I had to tell them to look at the screens to see the title of her Bill which we were debating – “Crime (Aggravated Murder of and Violence Against Women) Bill” – which clearly excludes men."

>Fun fact: it wasn't a law. The police simply began treating misogyny and verbal abuse as a hate crime.

How can something be a "crime" but not against the law?

This is the nanny state on steroids. And as I mentioned, the definition for "misogyny" literally included "unwanted speech". That's how absurdly broad it was. Totalitarian beyond belief and strongly reminiscent of patriarchal regimes like Afghanistan, where "crimes" like being "disrespectful" toward women offer strict penalties for men. And the law/policy was obviously not "gender equal" since there was no corresponding program for misandry. Granted that would be rather difficult to enforce since you'd have to lock up every second feminist.

>You're going to have to provide a source for this one.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/7995844/Judges-told-be-more-lenient-to-women-criminals.html

>But I'm wracking my brain trying to piece together the logic that would allow a MGTOW to not be an MRA.

Just go read a typical MGTOW board. They argue that attempts for men to achieve equal rights are futile because both sexes are fundamentally gynocentric. Common sentiments include "enjoy the decline" and "watch it burn." This is not to say that some MGTOW aren't MRAs.

>I imagine once I start running off a list of names for men in the public spotlight who have advocated restrictions on women, or promoted repealing human rights protections for women, the response will be "He's not an MRA".

Probably because he's not an MRA. You're thinking of tradcons. MRA's oppose traditionalism. I don't think a lot of MRA's want to bring back the law forcing men to pay their wives' debts. Just because someone's male and is opposed to feminism doesn't make him an MRA.

>Opposed to males achieving equal rights? Um, in many feminist minds, women are trying to elevate themselves to where they think you are.

Indeed. And they are mistaking me for people like Bill Gates or Donald Trump. It is an objective fact that women already have more legal rights than men in the West. And a simple look at the stats shows who really suffers institutional oppression.

>Men "achieving" equal rights would essentially demand a step down the ladder, which is stupid.

Lol the exact opposite is true. Equality would mean that women would be denied primary custody and be forced to subsidize their exes while being denied access to their children; the education system would be catered to boys; males would make up the majority of university students; there would be dozens of programs in government catered to men and boys; Health care spending would be in men's favor; women would longer hours in more difficult and dangerous jobs; their right to vote would be contingent on conscription; they would have zero reproductive rights; there would be entire departments in universities designed to demonize females; they wouldn't receive funding for their gender crusades by powerful corporations and the state; they would be discriminated against in hiring practices; they would be continually mocked and denigrated by the media; I could go on indefinitely here.

Equality would be a GARGANTUAN step down for women.

The good news is that most MRA's are fairly realistic about all this, and realize that females will always be the privileged sex. However we do demand some semblance of equal treatment under the law.

Edit: mixed up a few "women and girls" with "boys and men" and vice versa.

u/_Baku · 1 pointr/MensRights

I too am an anarchist and believe in direct democracy.

Feminism is an authoritarian movement created by rich white women. It is designed to demonize men and boys.

Before you latch yourself to patriarchy theory you should check out Karen Straughan's videos. Or read some sensible books about the history of male/female power, like the Privileged Sex or The Myth of Male Power:

http://www.amazon.ca/The-Privileged-Sex-Martin-Creveld/dp/1484983122

u/satanic_hamster · 1 pointr/PurplePillDebate

> Seriously you expect me to watch all that?

Watch however much you want whenever you want to.

> Please summarize.

They hate divorce court. They hate the institutionalized and legally codified misandry (here, here, here, here, here, etc.). They hate contempt for men in society.

The reasons have been accounted for, documented and published all over the place.

u/jimjoneskoolaidy · 1 pointr/MensRights

What are you a chick? hehe. Here's your source sweetheart.

https://www.amazon.ca/Privileged-Sex-Martin-van-Creveld/dp/1484983122

BOOM.

u/HellstromC · 1 pointr/MensRights

> I think feminists' hangup with sharia is more likely attributed to their intersection with political correctness.

I think that's part of it. But let's be honest here. If the "patriarchy" were real then feminists would be in meltdown mode over the mere prospect of sharia law. Instead they're like "meh, who cares?"

I think that proves my point.

As for your argument that women also suffered under civilization, yes, we can agree. I didn't say that women lived on cloud 9, just that they are indeed privileged in their own way. Indeed an historian even wrote a book called The Privileged Sex. He was not referring to males.

u/anticlericalwars · 1 pointr/SocialistRA

Actually, the women's genocides and the Holocaust DID happen! 0% lying about it, and 0% lying about what has to be done to make it not happen again. And you're sucking so much fascist groin for free that you don't leave me the convenience of saving a bullet for fascist scum that LITERALLY WANT TO SEXUALLY ENSLAVE ME AND DO ENSLAVE TRANS WOMEN EN MASSE WITH THE BOURGE, ALL THE FUCKING TIME.

Hey fashie. Hey. Hey! Listen. I know you're upset right now. And I think you know what to do about it.

u/dnial_hs · 1 pointr/Austria

Danke! Und ich wechsel noch grad ausgerechnet vom "Caliban and the Witch" Tab auf das. Der Spruch... wollen die sich gezielt gegen ernsthafte Kritik verteidigen, durch Totlachen?

Lachen befreit ja echt, wir dürfen dabei nur nicht vergessen dass die Häufung von Gewalttaten in diesen ideologischen Zusammenhängen nicht aus der Luft entsteht. Nicht nur die Verletzten durch homophobe und antisemitische Prügelattacken rund um die Regenbogenparade, auch allein dieses Wochenende schon wieder ein Brandanschlag in Mistelbach und zweimal Schüsse in ein Asylquartier in Stockerau, alles noch ungeklärt freilich.

u/goroboldo · 1 pointr/conspiracy

Incidentally, the Salem Witch Trials and similar witch hunts had an analogous character to them. Most of the "witches" were relatives of landlords and bosses to the poorer sections of colonial towns. People at that time had very poorly-formed conceptions of themselves as economic agents, and so conceived of their sorrows in religious terms, as the work of evil spirits and witches. Many of the children who accused adults of witches had, for years, heard those adults' names being uttered with disdain by their parents who paid rent to them or worked for them.

Caliban and the Witch goes into this in much better detail, but the point I'm making here is that it's a tried-and-true tactic of the ruling class to turn working people on each other using divisions of religion, race, and gender.

Don't fall for it. They're protecting Capitalism, the actually-existing world order of global slavery that funnels money to a tiny class of owners, in effect right fucking now.

u/unpopularaccount · 1 pointr/worldnews
u/xxflexluthorxx · 1 pointr/CringeAnarchy

See. You are giving ground. Earlier you said that it was only environment :-). As an aside, I think the idea that people's culture being entirely separate from their genes is a silly idea, but that's for another time when I'm not typing on my phone on a Friday night.

You are rehashing what I said earlier (and don't understand it). Yes genes work at the individual level, I said that and that's where you hit it from. You glossed over the fact that different populations have different frequencies of genes. It would be unlikely for a European to have sickle cell. It would be unlikely for the best sprinter in the world to be East Asian. Why? Because different populations have different frequencies of genes. That said, it very well could be true that in the best sprinter in the world lives among the billion of so Chinese, even though the chances of it are infinitesimally small. If you were a betting man a wiser choice for picking the group with the best sprinter in the world would be west Africans. Why? Because a west African is more likely to have the traits needed to become a champion sprinter. Are all west Africans fast? Obviously not. But as a population they are more likely to have the traits required to be good at it. The same is true with behavior and intelligence. This is obviously more controversial because of the sensitivity of the issue, but as I've said, every one of the traits I've listed does contribute toward criminal behavior. I suggest you read:

https://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Hopefully it won't trigger you too much b

u/flogthepony · 1 pointr/worldnews

Best place to start would be the new book from Nicholas Wade ‘A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History’. It ties together the newest hard-science research on the subject.
http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

u/Unreconstructed65 · 1 pointr/Anthropology

I would recommend reading this book for all perspectives on the subject.

https://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462/ref=nodl_

u/Valvar · 1 pointr/sweden

Klart att raser finns, det bekräftas klart och tydligt av modern genetisk forskning.

Att däremot dra slutsatser från det om hur vi ska behandla personer som har en annan ras är en helt annan sak.

u/Andean_Boy · 1 pointr/europe

Have you heard the PhDs that argue against your preconceived notions on race? There’s a lot of propaganda against the concept of race in science because of it’s misuse to justify racism in the past. It’s is very taboo and therefore discouraged. The main imperatives against it are, however, political and social. This makes scientists shy away from evidence that does indeed prove that distinct races exist. The differences are fairly superficial but they do exist. Sub-Saharan Africans have different body morphology than Europeans say- they have evolved and adapted in different climates. It’s why blacks have more melanin, longer limbs, less bodily hair and smaller skulls. There’s a reason why the majority of professional runners and basketball players are black.. These differences are genetic, self-evident and it is what constitutes different races. They are not very consequential and the social aspect, like you said, has been overblown and abused. However the evidence, no matter how taboo it might be, speaks for itself.

Source:

https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2014/05/06/race_is_real_what_does_that_mean_for_society_108642.html

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000067867

https://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462/ref=nodl_

https://www.amazon.com/Why-Race-Matters-Michael-Levin/dp/0983891036/ref=pd_aw_sbs_14_of_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0983891036&pd_rd_r=e75b9afd-7185-11e9-bb1d-335c9152e117&pd_rd_w=miEl9&pd_rd_wg=0RmFF&pf_rd_p=aae79475-6dc9-4a12-80e8-27b63108fa72&pf_rd_r=GRZ61MXYQHYC4J0K0WXM&psc=1&refRID=N8XTMQAP1WJRVCX7ZPPP

u/AliceInPain · 1 pointr/PussyPass

Here are the rest:

---------------------------RACE HATE FACTS---------------------------

Humans can be genetically categorized into five racial groups, corresponding to traditional races. http://pritchardlab.stanford.edu/publications/pdfs/RosenbergEtAl02.pdf

Genetic analysis “supports the traditional racial groups classification.” http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

“Human genetic variation is geographically structured” and corresponds with race. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15508000

Race can be determined via genetics with certainty for >99.8% of individuals. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15625622

Oral bacteria can be used to determine race. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-oral-bacteria-fingerprint-mouth.html

Race can be determined via brain scans. http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(15)00671-5

96-97% of whites have no African ancestry. http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2013/02/how_mixed_are_african_americans.3.html

97% of Whites have no black ancestry whatsoever. http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-white-black-a-murky-distinction-grows-still-murkier/

There was “minimal gene flow” between archaic Europeans and Asians. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

Common-sense racial categories have biological meaning. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race2.pdf

Human intelligence is highly heritable. http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v16/n10/abs/mp201185a.html

Scientific consensus is that IQ tests are not racially biased. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289608000305

Very poor Whites are comparably intelligent to very wealthy blacks. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Privately, intelligence experts hold more hereditarian views than they express in public. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1994egalitarianfiction.pdf

Black children raised in White households have similar IQs to black children in black households. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1977-07996-001

The average African IQ is estimated at 79. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912003741

The average African-American IQ is 85, compared to the average White IQ of 100. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1997mainstream.pdf

The white-black gap in SAT scores, a proxy for IQ, is increasing. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Genes for large brains, linked to high IQ, are common everywhere except Africa. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB115040765329081636

Intelligence has a 40-50% genetic basis. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/10/news/la-heb-genetic-study-intelligence-20110809

IQ scores are the best predictor of success in Western society. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

IQ is 75% heritable among Whites. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

92% of Mulatto (black man, white women) children are born out of wedlock. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2625893

Gentile whites are the most underrepresented group in top colleges. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

Sweden is the rape capital of the West, likely due to immigration. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

Asian women find White men more attractive than Asian men. http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

White men are pound-for-pound stronger than black men. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-508.pdf

Germanic/Nordic people have lower time preference than any other group. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481443

Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Blacks are seven times more likely than whites to commit murder. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

90% of gang members are non-white. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Asians are nine times more likely than whites to be members of gangs. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American. http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

White immigrants on net improve government revenue, while non-white immigrants cost money. http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/putting-a-price-on-foreigners-strict-immigration-laws-save-denmark-billions-a-759716.html

Blacks are overrepresented in serial killings. http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Serial Killer Information Center/Serial Killer Statistics.pdf

Blacks are overrepresented among child abuse and pedophilia, and this isn’t due to biased reporting. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/03/black_childabuse_statistics_report_debunks_bias_assumptions.html

White-Asian children are twice as likely as Asians to have mental illness. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-08/uoc–baa081108.php

Black-white children are more likely than both black and whites to make poor decisions. http://www.nber.org/papers/w14192

Racial bias against miscegenation is likely biological in origin. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19422626

Interracial marriages have a 23.5% chance of divorce, compared to 13% for same-race couples. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4145377

Mixed race kids suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation, and poor family dynamics. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

Mixed race children are more likely to have health problems, high stress, smoke, and drink. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

The percentage of Blacks in a city, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Blacks are 600% more likely than non-blacks to commit murder. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

The purpose of section 8 housing is to move blacks from elite urban areas to middle class suburbs. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Hispanics receive shorter prison sentences than Whites for the same crimes. http://people.terry.uga.edu/mustard/sentencing.pdf

Police hesitate longer to shoot black suspects than White suspects. http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/Criminal-Justice/faculty-staff/Racial&EthnicBiasDFJDMStrongerLens_ExperimentalCriminology_JamesKlingerVila2014.pdf

Race-mixers may give less parental support to their children because of greater genetic distance. http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com/articles/Rushton%2C

J. Phillipe. “Inclusive fitness in human relationships.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96 (2009).pdf http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01110.x/abstract

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf

Over 100 White women are raped by blacks every day in the United States. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/pdf/1744-9081-3-30.pdf

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

64% of Hispanics have IQs too low to enter the military. http://takimag.com/article/frequently_asked_questions_about_the_jason_richwine_brouhaha_steve_sailer/print#ixzz2TPXmpNgG

Mexican-Americans have higher disability rates than other races. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326162658.htm

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html .

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u/LDL2 · 1 pointr/Anarcho_Capitalism

read this? Thoughts?

u/TrumpIsThePrezFaggot · 1 pointr/politics

im not going to give you a source when you can just fucking google "national IQ averages." But here have a few hate facts

Humans can be genetically categorized into five racial groups, corresponding to traditional races.
http://pritchardlab.stanford.edu/publications/pdfs/RosenbergEtAl02.pdf

Genetic analysis “supports the traditional racial groups classification.”
http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

“Human genetic variation is geographically structured” and corresponds with race.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15508000

Race can be determined via genetics with certainty for >99.8% of individuals.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15625622

Oral bacteria can be used to determine race.
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-oral-bacteria-fingerprint-mouth.html

Race can be determined via brain scans.
http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(15)00671-5

96-97% of whites have no African ancestry.
http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2013/02/how_mixed_are_african_americans.3.html

97% of Whites have no black ancestry whatsoever.
http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-white-black-a-murky-distinction-grows-still-murkier/

There was “minimal gene flow” between archaic Europeans and Asians.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

Common-sense racial categories have biological meaning.
http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race2.pdf

Human intelligence is highly heritable.
http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v16/n10/abs/mp201185a.html

Scientific consensus is that IQ tests are not racially biased.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289608000305

Very poor Whites are comparably intelligent to very wealthy blacks.
http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Privately, intelligence experts hold more hereditarian views than they express in public.
http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1994egalitarianfiction.pdf

Black children raised in White households have similar IQs to black children in black households.
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1977-07996-001

The average African IQ is estimated at 79.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912003741

The average African-American IQ is 85, compared to the average White IQ of 100.
http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1997mainstream.pdf

The white-black gap in SAT scores, a proxy for IQ, is increasing.
http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Genes for large brains, linked to high IQ, are common everywhere except Africa.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB115040765329081636

Intelligence has a 40-50% genetic basis.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/10/news/la-heb-genetic-study-intelligence-20110809

IQ scores are the best predictor of success in Western society.
http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

IQ is 75% heritable among Whites.
http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

92% of mudshark (black man, white women) children are born out of wedlock.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2625893

Gentile whites are the most underrepresented group in top colleges.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

Sweden is the rape capital of the West, likely due to immigration.
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

Asian women find White men more attractive than Asian men.
http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

White men are pound-for-pound stronger than black men.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-508.pdf

Germanic/Nordic people have lower time preference than any other group.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481443

Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating.
http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one.
http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Blacks are seven times more likely than whites to commit murder.
http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime.
http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

90% of gang members are non-white.
http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Asians are nine times more likely than whites to be members of gangs.
http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American.
http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty.
http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

White immigrants on net improve government revenue, while non-white immigrants cost money.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/putting-a-price-on-foreigners-strict-immigration-laws-save-denmark-billions-a-759716.html

Blacks are overrepresented in serial killings.
http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Serial Killer Information Center/Serial Killer Statistics.pdf
Blacks are overrepresented among child abuse and pedophilia, and this isn’t due to biased reporting.
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/03/black_childabuse_statistics_report_debunks_bias_assumptions.html

White-Asian children are twice as likely as Asians to have mental illness.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-08/uoc–baa081108.php

Black-white children are more likely than both black and whites to make poor decisions.
http://www.nber.org/papers/w14192

Racial bias against miscegenation is likely biological in origin.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19422626

Interracial marriages have a 23.5% chance of divorce, compared to 13% for same-race couples.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4145377

Mixed race kids suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation, and poor family dynamics.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

Mixed race children are more likely to have health problems, high stress, smoke, and drink.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

The percentage of Blacks in a city, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime.
http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Blacks are 600% more likely than non-blacks to commit murder.
http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

The purpose of section 8 housing is to move blacks from elite urban areas to middle class suburbs.
http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Hispanics receive shorter prison sentences than Whites for the same crimes.
http://people.terry.uga.edu/mustard/sentencing.pdf

Police hesitate longer to shoot black suspects than White suspects.
http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/Criminal-Justice/faculty-staff/Racial&EthnicBiasDFJDMStrongerLens_ExperimentalCriminology_JamesKlingerVila2014.pdf

Race-mixers may give less parental support to their children because of greater genetic distance.
http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com/articles/Rushton%2C J. Phillipe. “Inclusive fitness in human relationships.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96 (2009).pdf

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated.
http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards.
http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf

Over 100 White women are raped by blacks every day in the United States.
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/pdf/1744-9081-3-30.pdf

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

64% of Hispanics have IQs too low to enter the military.
http://takimag.com/article/frequently_asked_questions_about_the_jason_richwine_brouhaha_steve_sailer/print#ixzz2TPXmpNgG

Mexican-Americans have higher disability rates than other races.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326162658.htm

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

u/brgrss · 1 pointr/Portland

Thank you for replying. I appreciate you doing me the respect of that. The problems I have with this approach are the following:

Europeans have shown the ability to integrate. People from other parts of the world, less so. Even blacks who have been here for hundreds of years have not done so, and there is a serious problem with crime, urban decay, and social problems attributable to this that aren't seen on the same scope as even other groups despite blacks being here much longer and having more advantages than many of these impoverished immigrants. Similar problems can be seen likewise in Latin immigration.

Perhaps these are facts of relevance:

>Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. Source: http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

>The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics in an area, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. Source: http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/


>The average IQ scores are: Asian-Americans -106, White Americans - 103, Hispanic Americans - 89, African-Americans - 85. This means more than one in five American blacks have an IQ below 75; whereas around one in twenty whites have an IQ below 75. An IQ of 70-75 is considered "borderline retarded" by psychologists.
>http://library.flawlesslogic.com/iq.htm

Likewise with immigrants from the Middle East, the majority follow a form of Islam that is not congruent with Western values and society and do not appear to have any inclination to change their views, perhaps stemming from the fact that Islam is the only major religion that explicitly does not tolerate nonbelievers and has beliefs that conflict with co-oexisting with other religions as has been shown through history and recent times.

>ICM Poll: 20% of British Muslims sympathize with 7/7 bombers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1510866/Poll-reveals-40pc-of-Muslims-want-sharia-law-in-UK.html

>The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 25% of Muslim-Americans say that violence against Americans in the United States is justified as part of the "global Jihad (64% disagree).
http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/150612-CSP-Polling-Company-Nationwide-Online-Survey-of-Muslims-Topline-Poll-Data.pdf

>62% of Canadian Muslims want Sharia law. Source: http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/01/strong-support-for-shariah-in-canada

..

>Race isn't a thing except a story we tell ourselves about why people look different. Used to be 13% of America wanted to eradicate the Japanese. Shit, dude, we used to hate the Irish. Fuckin' Irish!

Being Irish myself I can understand the impulse. That being said, there is evidence that race is not just related to melanin and skin pigmentation.

>Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

>15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

If you don't wish to reply that's fine but I just wanted to share my opinions. I didn't want to think things this way but so far I haven't seen anything to convince me otherwise.

u/Kill_yourself_fa66ot · 1 pointr/DeFranco

You want a challenge? Chew on this, don't say you didn't ask for it.

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

I suggest reading this book, which explains how 15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards. Source: http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf#page-15

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression. Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. Source: http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Racism is an “automatic” part of human behavior. Source: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00108/abstract

Women who claim to be willing to date any race are lying and are just as discriminatory as women with explicit racial preferences. Source: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=895442

Men with high testosterone, who are also more attractive, are more likely to be racist. Source: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/ironically-a-mans-face-can-tell-you-if-hes-likely-to-act-like-a-racist

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

The Black-White IQ gap exists even when both races are raised in identical environments. Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016028969290028P

The Black-White IQ gap still exists and has not decreased in size. Source: http://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/The%20totality%20of%20available%20evidence%20shows%20the%20race%20IQ%20gap%20still%20remains.pdf

Blacks have an average brain size of 1267 cubic cm, compared to Whites at 1347 cm. Source: http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/RandRProgressIntell2003.pdf (shit it seems like my bookmarked link has died. I'll find it elsewhere).

Blacks have lower emotional intelligence than Whites. Source: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijsa.12069/abstract

https://i.imgur.com/A0ysAsP.jpg

Here is a chart saved from my dead link PDF at least.

https://old.reddit.com/r/DebateAltRight/comments/abq095/watson_doubles_down/

Geneticists have to flee to China to do honest race and DNA work: https://www.cog-genomics.org/about

https://old.reddit.com/r/DebateAltRight/comments/7xylf4/how_would_you_defend_your_race_realism_arguments/duc8l36/

My opinions do not make me a bad person. My actions reflect that I am a decent person, this I can honestly say. Your virtue signaling doe not make you inherently good.

> inky, I guess it's supposed to be because I'm white?

Nononono, it's just a term we use in my region, related to pinkertons who were criminals which enforced the will of greedy capitalists on steel workers, which is effectively what neoliberals do.

u/yonatanilan · 1 pointr/Israel

Actually, contemporary studies show that such attributes as personality and intelligence are indeed affected by genes. Different groups, with a different statistical distribution of gene variations, are not only different in their distribution of visual phenotypes. It's not only skin color, eye color, or muscle mass; the nervous system can also have different distributions! Who would have thought it, eh? To go from such a basic understanding of human biodiversity to genocide is quite a leap, I would say.

Here's a good book if you want to understand what contemporary science can actually tell us about these differences: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1594204462?pc_redir=1413880784&robot_redir=1

u/CyborgCuttlefish · 1 pointr/european

I realize he would get laughed out of the safe-space of academia. Studying the links of racial genetics and intelligence is the most taboo and unsavory field of study that any scientist could ever pursue. There is a massive lack of definitive scientific analysis because merely insinuating that race and intelligence might be a significant factor when predicting intelligence. Many scientists careers have been destroy for trying to bring this subject under the scrutiny of the Scientific Method.

http://www.nature.com/news/ethics-taboo-genetics-1.13858


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594204462/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

u/PandaKnockout · 1 pointr/history

Well, according to Veronica Clark, they became Nazis.
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Nazis-Veronica-Clark/dp/1934703516

u/EveningD00 · 1 pointr/news

>https://www.amazon.com/Black-Nazis-Veronica-Clark/dp/1934703516

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Arabian_Legion

>In the armed forces
A number of blacks served in the Wehrmacht. The number of German blacks was low, but there were some instances where blacks were enlisted within Nazi organizations such as the Hitler Youth and later the Wehrmacht.[20] In addition, there was an influx of foreign volunteers during the African campaign, which led to the existence of a number of blacks in the Wehrmacht in such units as the Free Arabian Legion.

From wiki.

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Ghetto_Police

u/OneBurnerToBurnemAll · 1 pointr/The_Donald

I am so glad that I ordered Veronica Clark's books before they went out of print. Someone gotta get the rights to that and fill up all the unis with copies, their heads would explode!

u/MrMcDoll · 1 pointr/Battlefield
u/dirtydog113 · 1 pointr/pics

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Nazis-Veronica-Clark/dp/1934703516

Veronica Clark (also known as V. K. Clark) earned her bachelor's degree with High Honors in Liberal Studies w/Global Political Science in 2005; her master's degree with Honors in Military History in 2009; and she completed a year of PsyD courses with a 4.00 GPA in 2010.

u/Drunken_Economist · 0 pointsr/redditoroftheday

I actually just finished reading a book called What If? about how the world would be different if small changes had been made. It's a little fantastical, but it's dangerously addicting.

If I had to choose one historical event to change, though, I'd make there be a nice breeze from the east in Tampa on January 27, 1991.

u/wy888 · 0 pointsr/worldnews

I gave you a real answer.

>The one that calls itself a Jewish State. The one that says this state is for the {insert ethnic group here}

And i'll give you this last bit of attention in regard to your diversity shtick

>"In my heart, there was joy mixed with sadness: joy that the nations at last acknowledged that we are a nation with a state, and sadness that we lost half of the country, Judea and Samaria, and , in addition, that we [would] have [in our state] 400,000 [Palestinian] Arabs."

Those where the words of David Ben Gurion, Israel's first leader. Found in:
https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Victims-Zionist-Arab-Conflict-1881-2001/dp/0679744754

u/adjarteapot · 0 pointsr/europe

> You give them too much credit to believe that Iraq, or Syria was some sort of Machiavellian master plan.

It wasn't, yet putting backing such lowlifes was planned, as well as backing KSA or supporting scum or using divisions was pretty much intentional.

> No, the neo-cons really do believe their own garbage.

Yes, I'm sure they also believed in mass destruction weapons. I'm sure many naïve bunch also believes in that they were spreading democracy, but I'm not sure how that's relevant. Both the real intention wasn't that, nor it cancels the responsibility. Let's not pretend that all have been done since the WWI or WWII was with some good intent.

> Actually mass shooters in the USA tend to be either a) black thugs or b) nihilistic white/asian teenagers from liberal homes. I wouldn't say there's a "conservative" or "NRA" shooting problem, just a general lack of pragmatism on the issue of guns.

There is a structural problem which many conservatives are the main cause with their stupid agenda. So, I can see American conservatism there.

> This is getting to be a pretty boring conversation. I'm not gonna admit that we need to ban "conservatism".

Why mate? If you can ban Muslims for some Muslims, I'm sure you can ban conservatives with the same logic. Actually, when it comes to mass bombings or mass murders, the folks did those were again conservatives of many kinds.

> Deluded as you are, even you must realize that the next mass murder or sexual assault in Europe ain't gonna be commuted by a "conservative".

Highly probably will, for the next murder. Rather by a Christian one or a Muslim one. Sexual assaults, not sure but sure that both conservative Muslims and conservative Christians are more prone to such acts. Of course, we can give a go to conservative Catholic clergy as well, who knows?

> If you've got nothing more to add then let's call it a day here.

Sure, yet I'm still insisting the total ban on conservatives, given your logic. To be honest, it really would solve many issues but hey.

u/callesen58 · 0 pointsr/Denmark

>Ok, jeg har brug for en citation for dette, der ikke er en infographic fra /pol/.

Du kan få alle mindre kilder. Værsgo!

Human intelligence is highly heritable.
http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v16/n10/abs/mp201185a.html

Scientific consensus is that IQ tests are not racially biased.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289608000305

Very poor Whites are comparably intelligent to very wealthy blacks.
http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Privately, intelligence experts hold more hereditarian views than they express in public.
http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1994egalitarianfiction.pdf

Black children raised in White households have similar IQs to black children in black households.
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1977-07996-001

The average African IQ is estimated at 79.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912003741

The average African-American IQ is 85, compared to the average White IQ of 100.
http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1997mainstream.pdf

The white-black gap in SAT scores, a proxy for IQ, is increasing.
http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Genes for large brains, linked to high IQ, are common everywhere except Africa.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB115040765329081636

Intelligence has a 40-50% genetic basis.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/10/news/la-heb-genetic-study-intelligence-20110809

IQ scores are the best predictor of success in Western society.
http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

IQ is 75% heritable among Whites.
http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

92% of mudshark (black man, white women) children are born out of wedlock.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2625893

Gentile whites are the most underrepresented group in top colleges.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

Sweden is the rape capital of the West, likely due to immigration.
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

Asian women find White men more attractive than Asian men.
http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

White men are pound-for-pound stronger than black men.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-508.pdf

Germanic/Nordic people have lower time preference than any other group.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481443

Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating.
http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one.
http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Blacks are seven times more likely than whites to commit murder.
http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime.
http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

90% of gang members are non-white.
http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Asians are nine times more likely than whites to be members of gangs.
http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American.
http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty.
http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

White immigrants on net improve government revenue, while non-white immigrants cost money.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/putting-a-price-on-foreigners-strict-immigration-laws-save-denmark-billions-a-759716.html

Blacks are overrepresented in serial killings.
http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Serial Killer Information Center/Serial Killer Statistics.pdf

Blacks are overrepresented among child abuse and pedophilia, and this isn't due to biased reporting.
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/03/black_childabuse_statistics_report_debunks_bias_assumptions.html

White-Asian children are twice as likely as Asians to have mental illness.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-08/uoc--baa081108.php

Black-white children are more likely than both black and whites to make poor decisions.
http://www.nber.org/papers/w14192

Racial bias against miscegenation is likely biological in origin.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19422626

Interracial marriages have a 23.5% chance of divorce, compared to 13% for same-race couples.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4145377

Mixed race kids suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation, and poor family dynamics.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

Mixed race children are more likely to have health problems, high stress, smoke, and drink.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

The percentage of Blacks in a city, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime.
http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Blacks are 600% more likely than non-blacks to commit murder.
http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

The purpose of section 8 housing is to move blacks from elite urban areas to middle class suburbs.
http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Hispanics receive shorter prison sentences than Whites for the same crimes.
http://people.terry.uga.edu/mustard/sentencing.pdf

Police hesitate longer to shoot black suspects than White suspects.
http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/Criminal-Justice/faculty-staff/Racial&EthnicBiasDFJDMStrongerLens_ExperimentalCriminology_JamesKlingerVila2014.pdf

Race-mixers may give less parental support to their children because of greater genetic distance.
http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com/articles/Rushton%2C J. Phillipe. "Inclusive fitness in human relationships." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96 (2009).pdf

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated.
http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards.
http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf

Over 100 White women are raped by blacks every day in the United States.
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/pdf/1744-9081-3-30.pdf

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

64% of Hispanics have IQs too low to enter the military.
http://takimag.com/article/frequently_asked_questions_about_the_jason_richwine_brouhaha_steve_sailer/print#ixzz2TPXmpNgG

Mexican-Americans have higher disability rates than other races.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326162658.htm

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html



>Det har vel en betydning, at kun 5.5% har genet, hvis resten går fuldstændigt upåvirket af det? Desuden ved jeg ikke lige, om det har en enorm stor effekt.

Den fordobler tendenser til voldelig adfærd. Fordobler.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2922855/

Hvis det ikke er en enorm stor effekt for ET GEN, så ved jeg ikke hvad er.

>Jeg er usikker på hvad du mener med dette. Har det da en indflydelse, at indvandrere ikke er blevet DNA-testet? Mener du at de sorte der blev testet ikke er repræsentative for indvandrere, og der derfor er flere end 5.5% af indvandrere, der har genet?

Ret simpelt: Staten filtrere ikke de 5,5% fra. De 5,5% med genet er 5,5% for meget. Vi skal ikke have nogen ind med MAOA-2R, overhovedet.

u/JiggaPlex · 0 pointsr/Nootropics

You presented absolutely no evidence to support your meager case. Here is some more against it though :)

Race
Race (General)
Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American. Source: http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html

Immigration has reduced the average skill level of Americans. Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/424796/immigration-wave-post-1965-pew-study

54% of college educated immigrants in America are not proficient in literacy. Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/424796/immigration-wave-post-1965-pew-study

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462


Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards. Source: http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf#page-15

u/taco69taco · 0 pointsr/politics

This is a great example of how liberal PC culture has stifled science.

The Left’s most rigid taboos involve the biology of race and gender, as the Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker chronicles in The Blank Slate. The book takes its title from Pinker’s term for the dogma that “any differences we see among races, ethnic groups, sexes, and individuals come not from differences in their innate constitution but from differences in their experiences.” The dogma constricts researchers’ perspective—“No biology, please, we’re social scientists”—and discourages debate, in and out of academia. Early researchers in sociobiology faced vitriolic attacks from prominent scientists like Stephen Jay Gould, who accused them of racism and sexism for studying genetic influences on behavior.

Studying IQ has been a risky career move since the 1970s, when researchers like Arthur Jensen and Richard Herrnstein had to cancel lectures (and sometimes hire bodyguards) because of angry protesters accusing them of racism. Government funding dried up, forcing researchers in IQ and behavioral genetics to rely on private donors, who in the 1980s financed the renowned Minnesota study of twins reared apart. Leftists tried to cut off that funding in the 1990s, when the University of Delaware halted the IQ research of Linda Gottfredson and Jan Blits for two years by refusing to let them accept a foundation’s grant; the research proceeded only after an arbitrator ruled that their academic freedom had been violated.

The Blank Slate dogma has perpetuated a liberal version of creationism: the belief that there has been no evolution in modern humans since they left their ancestral homeland in Africa some 50,000 years ago. Except for a few genetic changes in skin color and other superficial qualities, humans everywhere are supposedly alike because there hasn’t been enough time for significant differences to evolve in their brains and innate behavior. This belief was plausible when biologists assumed that evolution was a slow process, but the decoding of the human genome has disproved it, as Nicholas Wade (a former colleague of mine at the New York Times) reported in his 2015 book, A Troublesome Inheritance.

https://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me=

http://www1.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/2009academicfreedom.pdf

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QCTNIM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


u/TheWestDeclines · 0 pointsr/AskTrumpSupporters

>Do you support mandatory IQ tests to determine which communities are “low IQ”?

I'm not a politician, and I have not been in public policy development for some time, but I am sure this topic would be a politician's worst nightmare. See how Nobel prize winner James Watson was treated for stating what the #Science clearly shows. IQ tests are a touchy subject by themselves; I have very liberal friends who blast them as being racist, up to the moment their own kids in well to do white neighborhoods score "very high" on them. Then they're all about the accuracy of the IQ test. When I've pointed this out to them, they'll pause, the light bulb will go off, then they'll grimace in the pain of their hypocrisy. It's not often a very liberal person sees their own hypocrisy, and it's a good opportunity to teach. But, "mandatory" as a public policy? Don't know how you could do that, or even if you'd want to do that. As I say in my original comment, you'd only need to preselect a handful of known trouble spots throughout the nation.

>Or do we already know who is IQ based on other factors?

Yes, we already know who these people are:

U.S. data: At each poverty concentration level, the violent crime rate is substantially higher in black than in white census tracts
https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2017/02/16/race_and_rising_violent_crime.html
IQ and self-reported lifetime violence accounts for racial disparity in criminal justice processing
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886913000470

The white-black gap in SAT scores, a proxy for IQ, is increasing
https://archive.is/uSx7u

Dumb people are more criminal than smart people
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7782473_On_intelligence_and_crime_A_comparison_of_incarcerated_sex_offenders_and_serious_non-sexual_violent_criminals

Genes can predict your academic performance, according to new research
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/07/genes-can-predict-your-academic-performance-according-to-new-research

Having a liberal political ideology is “significantly associated” with criminal behavior
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886916310996

Having a low IQ makes a person more likely to be a danger to himself and to others
https://quillette.com/2018/08/25/the-dangers-of-ignoring-cognitive-inequality/

No evidence of racial discrimination in criminal justice processing: Results from the national longitudinal study of adolescent health.
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2013-07563-001
From the abstract: "Analysis of these data revealed that African American males are significantly more likely to be arrested and incarcerated when compared to White males. This racial disparity, however, was completely accounted for after including covariates for self-reported lifetime violence and IQ."

The genetics of violent behavior
https://www.jax.org/news-and-insights/jax-blog/2015/december/the-genetics-of-violent-behavior

African Americans possess "violence" gene, researchers find
https://www.tremr.com/Duck-Rabbit/african-americans-possess-violence-gene-researchers-find

See also A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History by Nicholas Wade
https://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462
I don't recall Wade going into public policy issues in the book, though, he simply and clearly lays out the issues and problems we're facing as a civilization. And he addresses the problem of this information being used by racists for eugenics programs, much like Margaret Sanger and her Planned Parenthood did in its formative years. From http://www.blackgenocide.org/sanger.html:

"At a March 1925 international birth control gathering in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the "black" and "yellow" peril. The man was not a Nazi or Klansman; he was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger's American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood.

"Sanger's other colleagues included avowed and sophisticated racists. One, Lothrop Stoddard, was a Harvard graduate and the author of The Rising Tide of Color against White Supremacy. Stoddard was something of a Nazi enthusiast who described the eugenic practices of the Third Reich as "scientific" and "humanitarian." And Dr. Harry Laughlin, another Sanger associate and board member for her group, spoke of purifying America's human "breeding stock" and purging America's "bad strains." These "strains" included the "shiftless, ignorant, and worthless class of antisocial whites of the South."

"Not to be outdone by her followers, Margaret Sanger spoke of sterilizing those she designated as "unfit," a plan she said would be the "salvation of American civilization.: And she also spoke of those who were "irresponsible and reckless," among whom she included those " whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers." She further contended that "there is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped." That many Americans of African origin constituted a segment of Sanger considered "unfit" cannot be easily refuted.

"While Planned Parenthood's current apologists try to place some distance between the eugenics and birth control movements, history definitively says otherwise. The eugenic theme figured prominently in the Birth Control Review, which Sanger founded in 1917. She published such articles as "Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics" (June 1920), "The Eugenic Conscience" (February 1921), "The purpose of Eugenics" (December 1924), "Birth Control and Positive Eugenics" (July 1925), "Birth Control: The True Eugenics" (August 1928), and many others.

Reading this, you can see why Planned Parenthood wants to distance itself from its racist roots.

>What are those factors?

See above.

u/oUltimoTuga · 0 pointsr/portugal

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Nazis-Veronica-Clark/dp/1934703516

>mas não era nazis

Eram sim. Mas vais ter dificuldade em encontrar material sobre isso.

u/Kills_Alone · -1 pointsr/pcgaming

Not only were there blackand Jewish Nazis, there were also Polish Nazis and an American Nazi Party. Said Nazis also offered Aryan status to the Native Americans if they would spy on the US Government, thats real history. For an example of a good Nazi, educate yourself about Oskar Schindler.

u/Market-Anarchist · -2 pointsr/newhampshire

Where did I say anything in my previous comments about support being official acts of government?

Many times they are, and have been, but there's more than one way to skin a cat.

Do yourself a favor. Step back from everything you think you know about recent world history and read this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-History-World-Time/dp/094500110X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Again, I could give you a list of dozens of books, but you're not even going to read this one, so there's no point.

u/GunsRfuns · -2 pointsr/MensRights

hes technically wrong tho. New fossils were found that prove humans evolved out of europe. http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/15998/20170525/humans-first-evolve-europe-africa-fossils-prove.htm


Not that it matters though we may have all evolved out of the same place the races diverged and evolved separately for thousands and thousands of years.



Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to



Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. Source: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to




15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. Source: http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462



97% of Whites have no Black ancestry whatsoever. Source: http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-white-Black-a-murky-distinction-grows-still-murkier/



There was minimal gene flow between archaic Europeans and Asians. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html



A substantial amount of the human genome has been subjected to natural selection since the races diverged. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1317879/

u/sockpupet999 · -4 pointsr/Israel

The dates of the quotes in the JP article are from the mid to late 1960's. There was a campaign of terror against the indigenous Arab civilians since the 1930's

Many of the people who were involved in the earlier terror campaign were involved in the massacres and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians during the 1948 conflict. (Before the denial, I would ask you read some mainstream Israeli historians, it is accepted; http://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Victims-Zionist-Arab-Conflict-1881-2001/dp/0679744754 l
http://www.amazon.com/Scars-War-Wounds-Peace-Israeli-Arab/dp/0195325427/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318174623&sr=1-2)

The Arabs had nothing to do with the holocaust. They had done nothing to be made the target of terrorism, massacres and ethnic cleansing in their homelands.

u/jinglejangle103 · -6 pointsr/politics

Except you fail to acknowledge this science. You don't give a shit about truth or science, admit it.

Humans can be genetically categorized into five racial groups, corresponding to traditional races. http://pritchardlab.stanford.edu/publications/pdfs/RosenbergEtAl02.pdf

Genetic analysis “supports the traditional racial groups classification.” http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

“Human genetic variation is geographically structured” and corresponds with race. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15508000

Race can be determined via genetics with certainty for >99.8% of individuals. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15625622

Oral bacteria can be used to determine race. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-oral-bacteria-fingerprint-mouth.html

Race can be determined via brain scans. http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(15)00671-5

96-97% of whites have no African ancestry. http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2013/02/how_mixed_are_african_americans.3.html

97% of Whites have no black ancestry whatsoever. http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-white-black-a-murky-distinction-grows-still-murkier/

There was “minimal gene flow” between archaic Europeans and Asians. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

Common-sense racial categories have biological meaning. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race2.pdf

Human intelligence is highly heritable. http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v16/n10/abs/mp201185a.html

Scientific consensus is that IQ tests are not racially biased. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289608000305

Very poor Whites are comparably intelligent to very wealthy blacks. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Privately, intelligence experts hold more hereditarian views than they express in public. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1994egalitarianfiction.pdf

Black children raised in White households have similar IQs to black children in black households. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1977-07996-001

The average African IQ is estimated at 79. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912003741

The average African-American IQ is 85, compared to the average White IQ of 100. http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1997mainstream.pdf

The white-black gap in SAT scores, a proxy for IQ, is increasing. http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html

Genes for large brains, linked to high IQ, are common everywhere except Africa. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB115040765329081636

Intelligence has a 40-50% genetic basis. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/10/news/la-heb-genetic-study-intelligence-20110809

IQ scores are the best predictor of success in Western society. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

IQ is 75% heritable among Whites. http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf

92% of Mulatto (black man, white women) children are born out of wedlock. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2625893

Gentile whites are the most underrepresented group in top colleges. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

Sweden is the rape capital of the West, likely due to immigration. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

Asian women find White men more attractive than Asian men. http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/3/807.abstract

White men are pound-for-pound stronger than black men. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-508.pdf

Germanic/Nordic people have lower time preference than any other group. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481443

Human evolution is not merely ongoing but is in fact accelerating. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Human races are diverging into separate species, not mixing into one. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/09-they-dont-make-homo-sapiens-like-they-used-to

Blacks are seven times more likely than whites to commit murder. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

90% of gang members are non-white. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

Asians are nine times more likely than whites to be members of gangs. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

The average H-1B immigrant is less intelligent and qualified than the average American. http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/h1b10min.html

Race is a better predictor of crime than poverty. http://www.colorofcrime.com/2005/10/the-color-of-crime-2005/

White immigrants on net improve government revenue, while non-white immigrants cost money. http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/putting-a-price-on-foreigners-strict-immigration-laws-save-denmark-billions-a-759716.html

Blacks are overrepresented in serial killings. http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Serial Killer Information Center/Serial Killer Statistics.pdf

Blacks are overrepresented among child abuse and pedophilia, and this isn’t due to biased reporting. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/03/black_childabuse_statistics_report_debunks_bias_assumptions.html

White-Asian children are twice as likely as Asians to have mental illness. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-08/uoc–baa081108.php

Black-white children are more likely than both black and whites to make poor decisions. http://www.nber.org/papers/w14192

Racial bias against miscegenation is likely biological in origin. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19422626

Interracial marriages have a 23.5% chance of divorce, compared to 13% for same-race couples. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4145377

Mixed race kids suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation, and poor family dynamics. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

Mixed race children are more likely to have health problems, high stress, smoke, and drink. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448064/

The percentage of Blacks in a city, not poverty, is the best predictor of crime. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Blacks are 600% more likely than non-blacks to commit murder. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

The purpose of section 8 housing is to move blacks from elite urban areas to middle class suburbs. http://www.unz.com/article/race-and-crime-in-america/

Hispanics receive shorter prison sentences than Whites for the same crimes. http://people.terry.uga.edu/mustard/sentencing.pdf

Police hesitate longer to shoot black suspects than White suspects. http://spokane.wsu.edu/admissions/Criminal-Justice/faculty-staff/Racial&EthnicBiasDFJDMStrongerLens_ExperimentalCriminology_JamesKlingerVila2014.pdf

Race-mixers may give less parental support to their children because of greater genetic distance. http://www.humanbiologicaldiversity.com/articles/Rushton%2C

J. Phillipe. “Inclusive fitness in human relationships.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96 (2009).pdf http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01110.x/abstract

15% of the human genome has been under selective pressures since the races separated. http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Inheritance-Genes-Human-History/dp/1594204462

Scientific discussion of race has increased since 1946 onwards. http://www.ln.edu.hk/philoso/staff/sesardic/Race.pdf

Over 100 White women are raped by blacks every day in the United States. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

Melanin concentration may directly correlate with aggression. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912000840

Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/pdf/1744-9081-3-30.pdf

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

64% of Hispanics have IQs too low to enter the military. http://takimag.com/article/frequently_asked_questions_about_the_jason_richwine_brouhaha_steve_sailer/print#ixzz2TPXmpNgG

Mexican-Americans have higher disability rates than other races. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326162658.htm

Europeans and Asians are subject to more recent evolution than Africans. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

u/flowyrs · -55 pointsr/MedicalGore

anti "essential oils" its a sentiment that can be drawn back to racism, misogyny and witchcraft if you dig deep enough. reddit is not a great place to talk about this kind of stuff and im not an expert, if you are curious there are a lot of great books on the topic caliban and the witch has some great takes in it.

basically science is the new religion, anything that deviates is heresy or a joke