Nature’s Metropolis: William Cronon
Sugar Creek: John Faragher
Both of those have quite a lot of primary sources in them. Actual photocopies, and sometimes they are a bit hard to read since the handwritting back then is not what we are used to reading.
You may also feel free to read up on Kennecott Journey by William Cronon; Iseminger’s “Culture and Environment in the Ameircas”; White’s “The Middle Ground” I’d focus on the first few chapters, but feel free to read the entire book if you want.
As for “Democracy in America” I just had a brain stumble and forgot the name of the author. However, a brief search would have immediately gotten it for you, Alexis de Touqsville. He’s kinda famous you know, and he very specifically states in numerous sections of his novel (which is a good read, but very long!) that women had universal sufferage even though they did not have the right to go vote if they were married.
In fact, my entire thesis on women being equal to men, in society if not genetically, is almost a carbon copy of his arguments.
After you finish all that, if you want more sources, let me know. Just about anything written about history of the area (either Illinois itself or the United States) from non-biased sources before 1940 will reinforce my argument (and Mr. Toucquville’s.)
Gee, btw, all that took roughly 1 minute. I’m surprised you couldn’t go find those sources yourself given the information I gave you (you know, the titles of the books and all.)
That is amazing… I had no idea such a place existed. Seems more like battlefield relics and artwork than superweapons, but it is still very cool.
I thought the artwork was the coolest part. In many ways looking at the artwork is more meaningful than just seeing a photograph, it can tell you so much more. They show what it feels like to be there with all the emotion involved; something you can’t usually get from a photo.
It will be even messier if Turkey is part of the EU when this takes place. However I think this should resolve itself before that happens as it doesn’t look like the EU is letting Turkey join anytime soon.
It isn’t certain what will happen with regards to greater Kurdistan (Kurdish areas in Iraq, Turkey, Iran), although it could certainly get ugly there.
Any Kurds in Syria? I’m not sure, and if so what that would imply as well.
Nevertheless, this goes back a long ways to when the British occupied Iraq (taken from the Ottoman Empire in WWI if I am not mistaken). It is always a difficult thing to go back to the pre-colonial (and pre Ottoman empire) nations and boundaries as often they were not clearly marked or identifiable. Besides, there is oil in N. Iraq…and everyone wants a peice of that!
I don’t see it as a proof of God
Neither do I, I dont believe in God.
What’s the purpose of your analogy?
<shrugs>Whats the purpose of any philosophical discourse?
My analogy is my way of comprehending God. Both for my own benefit, and for discussions with others. The analogy provides a starting point, this is how I concieve of a Judeo-Christian type God (omnipotent, omniscient, etc.) This helps me to process and analyze any new information or new question that may arise regarding God, and gives me a basis for discussions with other people. It is to that end that I am trying to further develop it, because the end goal of a theory on any topic is comprehensiveness w.r.t. that topic, in this case, God. It proves nothing, and doesnt attempt to.</shrugs>