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The Later Journey to the West: Part 1 – Sun Luzhen’s Early Adventures

Posted July 27th, 2017 at 01:50 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated September 4th, 2017 at 08:02 PM by ghostexorcist

The Later Journey to the West: Part 1 – Sun Luzhen’s Early Adventures

By Jim R. McClanahan

The great Chinese classic Journey to the West (Xiyouji, 西遊記) spawned numerous unofficial sequels years after its publishing in 1592. One such sequel, titled Later Journey to the West (Hou Xiyouji, 後西遊記) by an anonymous author of the 17th-century, is set two hundred years after the original and follows the adventures of Sun Wukong’s spiritual descendant Sun Luzhen (孫履真)....
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Captain's Log Entry 1: An Anglo-German Alliance

Posted February 13th, 2017 at 01:15 AM by Junius

This article covers the time period from 1890 until about 1914. It highlights the main reasons why an alliance between Britain and Germany did not take place and how such an alliance could have changed the course of world history and politics. In my mind, it proved impossible to marry the surprisingly convergent interests of Britain and Germany due to the following factors:

1. The German Navy- Wilhelm may have had sound strategic reasons to establish a navy (such as Germany's huge...
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A review of "Who rules the World?"

Posted October 4th, 2016 at 11:29 AM by Piccolo
Updated October 10th, 2016 at 02:57 PM by Piccolo

Here, I will post a review of Noam Chomsky's "Who rules the World"?

Per usual, Noam Chomsky covers American and world foreign policy, history, and re-iterates some of his usual points.

William Polk (son of noted diplomat Frank Polk, and distant descendant of President James K. Polk) is a noted foreign policy consultant who is referenced by Chomsky in this work.

Thus, topics covered are Neo-Liberalism, the reponsibility of intellectuals, wage slavery,...
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British Kings and Queens

Posted September 30th, 2016 at 12:39 PM by Piccolo
Updated October 17th, 2016 at 06:49 PM by Piccolo

Ćthelstan- King of the English from 927-939

Alfred the Great

Richard the Lion Heart- Won the second crusade, captured Cypress from the byzantines. Was captured (I think by Austria......)

William the conquerer- Norman........

Henry VII
Henry VIII
Queen Elizabeth 1.

Queen Elizabeth still reigns England! (I think it is Prince Charles who is heir- apparant....)
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Reccomended books

Posted September 6th, 2016 at 08:13 PM by Piccolo
Updated September 12th, 2016 at 12:42 PM by Piccolo

Man's Search for Meaning- Viktor Frankl

The Joseph Campbell Companion

The Power of Myth (Bill Moyers interviews Joseph Campbell. Check it out on youtube).

Will Durant's "Story of Civilization".

Also, quotes sites, such as:



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