Message from Nemets in Literature Club #tir
I’ve thought of this as well. Nice to see these thoughts in print
What book is this?
Pretty sure it's from Rules for Radicals.
No. Definitely not. Don't think it's Taylor (White Identity, the next book). Maybe u just haven't gotten to this part...
- C.S. Lewis, *Mere Christianity*
Only a real progressive is willing to acknowledge when it’s time to turn around and retrace our steps
@Nemets What made you pick up this book in particular? I'm trying to dig into European history on the whole but it's hard to know what's worth reading and what's not.
if it's 600+ pages and the 1 star reviews on amazon aren't about formatting errors or freudianism it's usually at least half decent @Mick
How is it written? Is it tough to read, meaning, maybe a little dry?
I'm enjoying it, but it is pretty academic
Ok with academic, that can be written in a way to keep you reading imo.
I'm very inexperienced with Russia, does it get into what it means to be Russian wrt ethnicity?
I'm only 7% into it so far - but a lot of it is past the arrival of ryurik
I don't know if ethnic conflict was later, obviously soviet era
was a big deal
I've always been curious about the history of the various groups that fell under Russian influence
how those groups formed, how they interacted with Russian influence and power, etc.
he was a viking of finnish background that united a lot of slavs and founded Rus'
his descendants would rule russia until the death of Ivan IV "The Terrible"
Ok. Ivan was the first Czar, so he was of Viking decent? I though Ivan was the beginning of a new era in Russian rule and culture...?
I've got some learning to do.
russians are a mixture of a lot of different peoples, just like americans
slavs are the main group, but they have a lot of finnic and ugrian ancestry, with a sprinkling of tatar and german
That's my very elementary understanding. I was just under the impression Ivan was the beginning and not the end of an era
in a lot of ways he was
he was both...?