History, arts and culture

Ask   Submit   Interested in arts, literature, history, cultural studies, philosophy, psychoanalysis, comparative mythology, comparative theology and politics.

Politically, I subscribe to classical liberalism. I'm for: individual freedom, laissez-faire capitalism, small government, free speech, merit-based hierarchies, private property, minimal taxes, voluntary charity. Against political and cultural Marxism (plus related ideologies); economic interventionism; political correctness; welfare.

My blog will reflect my interests, as well as my political views.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

“Japanese aircraft can be seen in the air above Pearl Harbor (top center and upper right) in this captured Japanese photograph taken during the initial moments of the Japanese attack.”
(US Navy)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Japanese aircraft can be seen in the air above Pearl Harbor (top center and upper right) in this captured Japanese photograph taken during the initial moments of the Japanese attack.”

(US Navy)

(via theactofhistory)

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"To ban discrimination is to ban freedom of thought and freedom of association. Everyone in a free society should have the right to think whatever he wants to think about anyone else and to choose to associate or not associate, in both personal or business relationships, with anyone on the basis of those thoughts. His thoughts may be erroneous, illogical, irrational, or unreasonable, his opinions may be based on stereotypes, prejudice, bigotry, or racism—but in a free society everyone is entitled to his own thoughts and opinions."
— 3 hours ago with 13 notes
greatgdean:

Pompeian Girl 1871 Max Nonnenbruch

greatgdean:

Pompeian Girl 1871 Max Nonnenbruch

(via wdcoryell)

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illustration-alcove:

Eugene Onegin illustration by Lidia Timoshenko.

illustration-alcove:

Eugene Onegin illustration by Lidia Timoshenko.

(via iluminacje)

— 5 hours ago with 4191 notes
les-sources-du-nil:

Lehnert & Landrock of Cairo (Rudolf Lehnert (1878-1948) & Ernst Landrock (1878-1966))
Karnak - The Amon Temple, circa 1925

les-sources-du-nil:

Lehnert & Landrock of Cairo (Rudolf Lehnert (1878-1948) & Ernst Landrock (1878-1966))

Karnak - The Amon Temple, circa 1925

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org, via brucknercito)

— 6 hours ago with 174 notes
a-lie-like-us:

Photochrom print of a busy horsecar hub at Dam Square in Amsterdam, circa 1902

a-lie-like-us:

Photochrom print of a busy horsecar hub at Dam Square in Amsterdam, circa 1902

— 8 hours ago with 4 notes
Walter E. Williams - Equality in Discipline →
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#walter williams  #townhall  #affirmative action  #racism  #discipline  #quota system 

withouthorilka:

For example, by Ukrainian tradition I should have inherited a traditional costume and other embroidered garments through the maternal line. What happened was that my maternal grandmother’s family had all their self-embroidered clothing and footwear, including prized woollen shawls, taken away by Communists. They lived in a village in the Kyiv region and were considered wealthy,explaining this taking of possessions. The most bitter thing was that later on when my grandmother was an adolescent she saw these woollen shawls being worn by the wives of Soviet authorities at a local meeting. The point was to take away possessions so everyone would be equal, but in reality the people in authority had simply used the opportunity to claim what was better of what they had looted for themselves. This is pretty much what always happens whenever leftist notions of ‘equality’ are implemented in any society.

— 9 hours ago with 16 notes
#communism  #communism in ukraine  #soviets  #anti-communism 
"If the state wishes to spend more it can do so only by borrowing your savings or by taxing you more. It is no good thinking that someone else will pay- that “someone else” is you. There is no such thing as public money; there is only taxpayer’s money."
Margaret Thatcher (via craiganthonywells)

(via couldnotcareless2013)

— 11 hours ago with 87 notes
thepolishstufflove:

Kazimierz Mordasewicz (polish,1859 - 1923)

thepolishstufflove:

Kazimierz Mordasewicz (polish,1859 - 1923)

(via oldfashioned-way)

— 13 hours ago with 50 notes