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Political and Social history. Capital, democracy, slavery, power.


Themes related to history include sociology,   education,   politics.



recent history posts

Broke and Free

For hundreds of years the landed ‘nobles’ of Europe stole the produce of their serfs (slaves) and stole land from each other using the ‘patriotic’ curse to propel their slaves into war: millions of deadmillions of widowsmillions of widowersmillions of orphansmillions of sufferers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and worse … much worse , and … Continue reading Broke and Free The post Broke and Free appeared first on pjf.

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alcohol, consumerism, fiction, freedom, history, politics, psychology, reinventing slavery,
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December 1941 – Evan Mawdsley

An excellent book about the first 12 days of 1941 and the events round the world that started World War 2 Gives a good balanced look at all the major countries and what and why they were doing them. A very good book for students looking at the events and how they started the war. … Continue reading December 1941 – Evan Mawdsley The post December 1941 – Evan Mawdsley appeared first on pjf.

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books, Evan Mawdsley, history, politics, war,
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The role of beer in civilisation

A very interesting tale of the impact of beer on civilisation: I’m particularly interested in the ancient Egyptians recipe for making beer, which produces a powerful anti-bacterial agent (antibiotic) during the fermentation. Yet another hobby … ? Did you know that Beer was critical to the birth of civilization? That?s right – Beer. Scientists and … Continue reading The role of beer in civilisation The post The role of beer in civilisation appeared first on pjf.

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antibiotics, beer, health, history, popular science, wellbeing,
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Vanished Kingdoms – The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

by Norman Davies This book, together with Norman Davies’ major work Europe: A History (to follow; 1365 pages!) and The Shortest History of Europe by John Hirst are a prelude to my attempt to see where we are now, and why (to follow). This is a fascinating “story” of 15 states, 13 of which most people probably … Continue reading Vanished Kingdoms – The History of Half-Forgotten Europe The post Vanished Kingdoms – The History of Half-Forgotten Europe appeared first on pjf.

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books, corporations, democracy, history, matrix, Norman Davies, politics, wisdom,
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The Shortest History of Europe by John Hirst

History lessons at school were uninspiring, as was school. So I’ve bought three books to remedy the situation. After summarising the three books, I’ll publish a conclusion, from the point of view of the majority. Unless you are very rich, this means you 🙂 The gist of this book is the three very different mindsets … Continue reading The Shortest History of Europe by John Hirst The post The Shortest History of Europe by John Hirst appeared first on pjf.

tags:
democracy, Europe, Germanic, Greece, history, psychology, Rome, war,
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