1. NikiRandom

    Quo custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Or in English, who will guard the guards? I've always loved Popper's 1945 comment on the paradox of tolerance. To what extent are we justified in trying to rid the world of intolerance? At what point have we ourselves become unjustifiably intolerant?
  2. Kookaburra Jack

    Quo vadis?

    TEXT: Acts of Peter SETTING: Peter is escaping from Rome, but meets on the road, an incoming Post-Resurrection Jesus PETER to JESUS: "Quo vadis?" JESUS to PETER: "I am going to Rome to be crucified again" What? Is this a joke by the author of the Acts of Peter? The Monty...
  3. Futurist

    Would you agree to solving the Sino-Indian border dispute based on the status quo?

    In other words, would you agree to turn the Line of Actual Control into a permanent international border between India and China? This will make China recognize India's sovereignty over Arunachal Pradesh while India recognizes China's sovereignty over Aksai Chin: Any thoughts on this? As for...
  4. antonina

    Quo Vadis Europe?

    That's what quite a few people are asking themselves nowadays. It’s far too hot for me to phrase a coherent comment, so I hope you’ll forgive me for spinning some random thoughts. The views expressed here are solely those of the author in her private capacity, therefore feel absolutely free...
  5. G

    Will the power matrix between nations remain in status quo

    Generally in history each civilization right until the British empire has faced initiation, growth and finally decline. But since World War 2 the power matrix has been more or less constant with a minor shift involving fall of Soviets and rise of China. Otherwise the power equation of countries...
  6. Futurist

    Why exactly didn't Germany try getting a more-or-less status quo ante peace in 1914?

    Why exactly didn't Germany seriously try getting a more-or-less status quo ante bellum peace after its defeat at the First Battle of the Marne in 1914? Did Germany's decisive victory against the so-called "Russian steamroller" at Tannenberg (and slightly later, Germany's less decisive victory...
  7. Futurist

    Why Didn't Germany Demand a Status Quo Ante Peace in the West After Brest-Litovsk?

    This question appears to be pretty self-explanatory--why exactly didn't Germany demand a status quo ante bellum peace in the West (with the Entente/Allies agreeing to recognize some or all of Germany's gains in the East) after the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk? Yes, I know that Germany hoped to win...
  8. P

    German quid pro quo?

    The scene is an allied war crimes trial courthouse in 1947 in the British Ocupied zone of Germany. The German female defence lawyer- Frau Oehlert -asks the British officer about allegations that he -the British officer in charge of the London Cage facility for interrogating suspected Nazi war...
  9. C

    International Relationships Status Quo, economical versus anthropological approach

    Discussing with a friend how to change things for the better he came off as very conservative from my viewpoint, he held the position that economy is the greatest driving force in international relationships, that there would never be a unified world government and that third world countries...
  10. Zeno

    Quo Vadis - anyone read this?

    "Quo Vadis: A narrative of the Time of Nero" by Henryk Sienkiewicz Did you like it? Why (not)? Is it historically accurate? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quo_Vadis_(novel)
  11. corrocamino

    The drugs status quo: shrug or act?

    'In return for dangerous drugs and illegal immigrants, we give brutal drug lords billions of dollars and enough weapons to take on a major army, terrorize millions of civilians, and threaten a democracy. There’s no subtlety to our misdeeds. It’s moral philosophy for kindergartners.'...