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and I think that all republics have to deal with authority, distribution of power, constitutionality, and the rise/decline of the institutions over time
Well for sure, the lessons that Rome taught were incredibly important
Yeah but the details are nowhere near as important
yeah the details are only there to inspire general theory
But you can say the English Civil War was directly influential to America's founding
but I don't think it makes it any less important if you're really trying to understand politics
what do you think inspired Locke to write his two treatises of gov't?
people really underestimate how influential locke was to the American colonists, also how disproportionately influential he was
That's one thing they get right in school
there was all sorts of thinkers at the time, with all sorts of works of varying popularity circulating the colonies, but for such an age of enlightenment, people weren't really as well read as the period is often portrayed
I remember looking at some primary documents about harvard students in the 1700s
a dorm burned down and the school was filing claims to restore property to the students
so you could see what every student claimed as his property, including the books that they had
lots of bible
lots of random textbooks
some john locke
everything else in very small quantities
honestly, it's kind of like today
in a sense
though replace the bible with some random social media bullshit or maybe the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy lol
people like james madison, benjamin franklin, alexander hamilton, and james madison were one out of a thousand
You have any book recommendations on European history?
Or should I just get a textbook for something like that?
I have a good recommendation of a "textbook"
Patrick O'Brien's World History Atlas
Alright fellas, what should we set this week's topic for?
Whatever you want
Should we follow a podcast or book?
Alright, because we are Amfirst, we'll do the American Revolutionary War as our very first topic.
The war was between American Rebels, and the British Empire lasting from Apr 19, 1775 – Sep 3, 1783, get to chatting fellas!
Do you think it was more miraculous that America won its independence, or was it inevitable?
Horatio Gates - big gay, or giga faggot?
Seems like a queer from what little I'm reading of him.
If you looked at the political climate of the time period with the age of enlightenment it wasn't too amazing
But the if it weren't for the Seven Years War it would not have happened
But I mean militarily, do you think it was any amount of difficult or unlikely?
I hold the personal belief that we were very, very fortunate.
Militarily I'd say it was pretty miraculous
yeah which battle was the turning point? Trenton?