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The Intrinsic Perspective β€’ 5530 implied HN points β€’ 21 Feb 24
  1. Dancing is considered the number one treatment for depression.
  2. An over-intellectualized advice column is being hosted, encouraging engaging submissions on various topics.
  3. War spurs technological advancements in military weaponry, like the use of small drones in combat.
Simplicius's Garden of Knowledge β€’ 10613 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jan 24
  1. US troops suffered fatalities in strikes, highlighting escalation tensions.
  2. Confusion arises about the location of the troop fatalities, raising questions about US involvement in the region.
  3. Potential for a major conflict or withdrawal in the Middle East, with significant implications for the US and global economy.
Caitlin’s Newsletter β€’ 1518 implied HN points β€’ 03 Feb 24
  1. The US administration is actively dropping bombs in the Middle East while claiming not to seek conflict there.
  2. The US military strikes have been described as 'retaliatory' despite lacking evidence linking Iran to the attacks.
  3. The US empire continuously engages in conflict in the Middle East, despite claiming to not seek conflict and painting itself as a victim.
CDR Salamander β€’ 432 implied HN points β€’ 10 Feb 24
  1. Aircraft carriers are highly vulnerable due to their design and the nature of their operations.
  2. Aircraft carriers play a crucial role in projecting power and national will globally at sea.
  3. Proper utilization of aircraft carriers involves managing their limited resources effectively to maximize their value.
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CDR Salamander β€’ 1650 implied HN points β€’ 18 Jan 24
  1. Large war at sea is inevitable and will have significant costs in terms of lives and resources.
  2. When war erupts, naval and air battles in the Pacific will be intense and potentially overwhelming.
  3. The historical context of war at sea highlights the challenging nature of such conflicts and the need for readiness and action.
Chartbook β€’ 1945 implied HN points β€’ 03 Dec 23
  1. Napoleon's era of warfare was on a larger scale and more organized than previous conflicts in Europe.
  2. The Napoleonic wars had a significant impact on the economies of France, Britain, and the wider world, affecting trade and prices globally.
  3. Napoleon's ambitions and successes led to massive counter-acting forces, reshaping European power dynamics and economy, with Britain emerging as a financial and naval powerhouse.
Wood From Eden β€’ 946 implied HN points β€’ 11 Dec 23
  1. Capitalism led to the decline of systematic warfare as the main way for producers to compete.
  2. Human evolution has been a struggle between individual and group selection, where societies with best productivity survived wars.
  3. The shift to the market economy allowed producers to compete directly, promoting productivity without the need for destructive warfare.
Simplicius's Garden of Knowledge β€’ 7468 implied HN points β€’ 01 Jul 23
  1. Ukraine struggles to make significant advances against Russia, facing setbacks and casualties in its offensives.
  2. Western partners are pushing Ukraine towards negotiations for conflict resolution over air cover and supplies issues.
  3. Russia maintains overwhelming pressure on all frontlines, awaiting potential further escalation next year with more troops mobilized.
Grey Goose Chronicles β€’ 117 implied HN points β€’ 16 Jan 24
  1. The Maori-Moriori genocide was a result of the Maori access to muskets causing violence between the tribes.
  2. The Moriori were a peaceful culture on the Chatham Islands, while the Maori were known for their warrior lifestyle.
  3. The Maori invasion led to the near extinction of the Moriori people, including atrocities like enslavement and massacres.
kamilkazani β€’ 334 implied HN points β€’ 29 Nov 23
  1. The siege of Mariupol was a significant tragedy in 2022, shedding light on the city's complex history and industrial importance.
  2. Crimean Khanate had a unique political structure, different from the Ottoman Empire, with elements of a military democracy.
  3. Crimean Khanate was ethnically diverse, hosting various groups and languages, and eventually succumbed to Russian influence in the 18th century.
SΓ©amus Malekafzali β€’ 275 implied HN points β€’ 20 Nov 23
  1. The post-9/11 and Iraq War era tactics are being used in Israel's war in Gaza, with diminishing returns.
  2. Israel and the US are justifying the Gaza conflict using historical comparisons like the Third Reich and the War on Terror.
  3. The playbook of spreading false information and preparing for war has been seen before, causing distrust and cynicism.
Economic History Research β€’ 334 implied HN points β€’ 06 Sep 23
  1. Military competition in early modern Europe led to the development of expensive technologies and tactics for warfare.
  2. The 'military revolution' thesis argues that military innovations drove state formation and European imperial success.
  3. Critiques of the 'military revolution' thesis point out inaccuracies in details, but still acknowledge the significance of the evolution of military technology and political organization.
Yasha Levine β€’ 471 implied HN points β€’ 24 Jun 23
  1. Prigozhin criticizes Putin's military leadership and corruption, highlighting issues in Russia's military structure.
  2. Czech president suggests monitoring Russians abroad, drawing parallels to Japanese internment during WWII.
  3. Discussion on forgotten history, liberal bigotry, and a new book revealing Israel's secret service attacks in Baghdad to trigger Jewish migration.
Of All Trades β€’ 10 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jan 24
  1. The Dutch-Portuguese War lasted nearly 70 years and involved major powers like Spain, England, France, China, and kingdoms in South Asia.
  2. The conflict represented a clash between capitalism and mercantilism, with the Dutch East India Company fighting for shareholder value.
  3. The war reshaped maritime legal policy, led to the development of Mare Liberum, and catalyzed the rise of capitalism as a dominant global force.
Phillips’s Newsletter β€’ 8 HN points β€’ 22 Jan 24
  1. AI is increasingly being used to control weapons of war, potentially removing humans from the decision-making process.
  2. The debate around AI and weapon control has evolved over time, with concerns about ethics, errors, and biases in data.
  3. War has a way of changing and accelerating technological developments, leading to the adoption of controversial systems on the battlefield.
TL;DRussia β€’ 314 implied HN points β€’ 04 Jun 23
  1. The term 'Potemkin' has started being used to describe all things Russian, especially related to economy and political situations.
  2. Russian officials may not be actively trying to mislead the public or foreign observers about the state of affairs, but there are concerns about the reliability of the Russian economy.
  3. Recent essays and articles discuss the role of ideas and ideology in contemporary Russia, exploring Putinism, ultra-conservative philosophies, and the influence of dark future narratives.
Oz’s Newsletter β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 28 Dec 23
  1. The US's plan to apply the Afghanistan playbook in Ukraine against Russia backfired.
  2. Russia's successful strategies, including using alternative international financial payment systems, led to major economic consequences for the US.
  3. The Ukraine war did not go as planned for the US, with Russia's military tactics proving effective and US efforts in the Middle East also facing challenges.
The Outpost β€’ 157 implied HN points β€’ 19 Jun 23
  1. Shark skin reduces water drag - Michael Phelps once wore swim trunks based on it.
  2. Tiger shark attacks are rare but impactful - a recent fatal attack went viral, highlighting human vulnerability.
  3. Evolution of the Soldier - from hero to a commodity of the attention economy, visible by all on social media.
Theofuturism β€’ 21 implied HN points β€’ 07 Aug 23
  1. Human beings were originally formed as perfection in the mind of God, with immense meaning for how we should approach life.
  2. It is important to actively seek glorification and not passively accept current brokenness.
  3. To wage the inner war for goodness, one must first undergo a total death of self to receive the strength needed.
Anxiety Addiction & Ascension β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 27 Feb 23
  1. Ukraine conflict is seen as similar to the Vietnam War - an unwinnable situation that needs celebrity endorsement for public support.
  2. Supporting Ukraine in the conflict inadvertently fuels the war machine, benefiting defense contractors like Boeing and Raytheon.
  3. The idea that Ukraine is a thriving liberal democracy is challenged, with a belief that the conflict serves the geopolitical interests of the West rather than aiming for a resolution.