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Hitler and Mussolini

Hitler and Mussolini It is striking to note the strange similarity between the path of nationalism of the interwar cousins, twins of totalitarianism, pioneers in the art of handling the crowds that were Hitler and Mussolini. Hitler and Mussolini Both began their careers at the extreme left of the political spectrum (German Workers Party (DAP)

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Brief summary of the history of France

Contrary to popular belief, our ancestors were not Gallic, but Celtic (senior men etymologically). They came from central Europe. The territory was then a mosaic of people: Arverni (Auvergne), Helvetii (in Switzerland) Eduens (in the Jura) Parisis (around the Seine) Carnutes (center), Allobroges in Savoie … Map of the Gallic tribes Brief summary of the

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I looked for you happiness for the Stoics and the Epicureans

A centuries intervals, both Greek schools of philosophy seem to answer: Epicurus to Stoics: « The wise […] makes fun of fate, some of which (the Stoics) are the absolute master of things. «  Epicurus, extracted from the Letter to Menoeceus. Cicero the Epicureans: « Pleasure (Epicureans) to something odious, infamous » I looked for you happiness the

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How did Eratosthenes calculate the circumference and radius of the earth ?

Egyptians used mathematics for practical purposes: surveying, trading, construction. The Greeks were the first to do mathematics to do mathematics, without practical and immediate application in everyday life. Eratosthenes (3rd century BC) was one of them. How did Eratosthenes calculate the circumference and radius of the earth ? Eratosthenes supposed that the earth was round!

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Hitler and Mussolini

Hitler and Mussolini It is striking to note the strange similarity between the path of nationalism of cousins between the wars, the brothers of totalitarianism, pioneers in the art of handling the crowds that were Hitler and Mussolini. Hitler and Mussolini Both began their careers at the extreme left of the political spectrum : German

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I read for you Why the theory of evolution is true (Jerry Coyne)

Recent years have seen the resurgence of war between: on one side, the defenders of the theory of Darwinian evolution, often from science like Richard Dawkins, who think that evolution is random natural events, without preconceived purpose; another, creationists, from religiou cirles, Islamic or evangelists, who believe, on the contrary, that all species have been

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We read to you the rules of the sociological method – Emile Durkheim (1858 – 1917)

Durkheim Preface to the first edition from 1895The book aims to establish a rational method of examining social facts, to show them reports of cause and effect by overcoming prejudices and scope of psychology.Preface to the second edition 1901The preface of the second edition is intended to clarify certain points particularly to meet the objections

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I read for you The article « Fanaticism » Voltaire – Portable Philosophical Dictionary (1764)

Voltaire VOLTAIRE , throwing himself in the exercise of philosophical dictionary, seems to meet Encyclopédistes : Are they too shy? Too averse to risk of censorship? Without a doubt. VOLTAIRE wants to go further, beyonds the limits of the tolerable, shake consciences, challenge traditions, enlighten his time still dominated by the Sorbonne (the faculty of

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I read for you Journey to the End of the Night – voyage au bout de la nuit de Louis-Ferdinand Céline

A surprising reading, innovative designs, JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT disconcerts the non-informed reader. Either love it or hate it, it’s one or the other. I’m in the first category. Journey to the End of the Night Louis-Ferdinand Céline. A few words about the author Louis-Ferdinand Céline (real name Louis-Ferdinand DESTOUCHES; Céline was,

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