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2017/12/02 13:04

Why European peasant kept vilonence 독서 note

The rise of knighthood did not produce a submissive, nonviolent peasantry in Europe. Habits of bloodshed were deep-seated, perennially fed by the fact that Europeans raised both pigs and cattle in considerable numbers but had to slaughter all but a small breeding stock each autumn for lack of sufficient winter fodder. Other agricultural regimes, e.g., among the rice-growing farmers of China and India, did not involve annual slaughter of large animals. By contrast, Europeans living north of the Alps learned to take such bloodshed as a normal part of the routine of the year. This may have had a good deal to do with their remarkable readiness to shed human blood and think nothing of it. Cf. the Saga of Olav Trygveson for the primal ferocity of northern Europe. Also Georges Duby, The Early Growth of the European Economy: Warriors and Peasants from the Seventh to the Twelfth Century (London, 1973), pp. 96, 117, 163, 253, and passim." from "The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 1000" by William H. McNeill

2017/11/11 08:47

Today’s comment 독서 note

"The thing that differentiates man from animals is money”

- GERTRUDE STEIN

2017/10/01 23:25

오늘의 한마디 Memo

이탈리아는 왕성한 식욕과 썩은 이빨을 가졌다.
(Italy had a large appetite and rotten teeth)

- Otto von Bismarck

2017/09/23 21:27

Why blockades fail? Memo

Finally, governing elites are rarley moved to quit a war because their populations are being brutalized. In fact, one could argue that the more punishment that a population suffers, the more difficult it is for the leaders to quit the war. The basis of this claim, which seems counterintuitive, is that bloody defeat greatly increases the likelihood that after the war is over the people will seek revenge against the leaders who led them down the road to destruction. Thus, those leaders have a powerful incentive to ignore the pain being inflicted on their population and fihgt to the finish in the hope that they can pull out a victory and save their own skin.

- , John J Mearsheimer, p96

2017/07/15 20:15

"잠꼬대같은 궤변"... 문빠의 반응은? 세상보기

문재인의 베를린 구상에 대해 로동신문이 "잠꼬대같은 궤변"이라며 모욕적인 언사를 동원해 반박에 나섰다. 우리 이니에 대한 사소한 모욕에도 부들부들하는 문빠들이 유독 북으로부터의 모욕에는 조용한 것을 보면, 이니보다도 북쪽의 돼지가 그들의 진정한 "최고 존엄"이라는 사실이 명백해 보인다.

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