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Toleration and the Future of Europe by Timothy Snyder

September 25, 2011

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New York Review of Books has an article by Timothy Snyder about the Siege of Vienna, 1683, in which the author explains why a black and white view of the event represented by some Islamophobes (Breivik included) is wrong: Historisches Museum, ViennaFranz Geffels, The Battle of Vienna, 1683 Toleration and the Future of Europe Timothy […]

Considerations on the Government of Poland by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

August 25, 2010

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On the eve of the 18th century Augustus II (the Strong) occupied the throne of the Commonwealth. He wasn’t legally elected by the nobility, and his various machinations dragged Poland-Lithuania into wars with Sweden and Russia. With Sweden’s intervention Augustus II lost his throne to Stanisław Leszczyński. With the support of Russia the situation changed […]