History of Geopolitics: theories and types of geopolitics

https://youtu.be/nIGtsP3oJzI In this presentation we look at the development of geopolitics as a concept and practice. The concept emerged in the beginning of the 20th century, as Geopolitik. (For a preview of the contents of this lecture see: https://youtu.be/P56NoTi0L80). Over decades of global diplomacy and international politics it was interpreted and developed by scholars from … Continue reading History of Geopolitics: theories and types of geopolitics

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The Great Queen Semiramis of Assyria (800 BC) : from Biblitheca Historica

http://www.youtube.com/watch Before Alexander the Great (c 356-320 BC) marched to the frontiers of India through the wreck of the Persian Empire; before Cyrus the Great (c 600-530 BC), the first Emperor of the Persians conquered those frontier lands, there was the legendary queen Semiramis - who led the first recorded invasion from the West into … Continue reading The Great Queen Semiramis of Assyria (800 BC) : from Biblitheca Historica

Sun Tzu’s Art of War: Geopolitics of Ancient China

http://www.youtube.com/watch Sun Tzu's Art of War is the perennial classic of grand strategy, marking a paradigm shift in the organisation of warfare in not just Chinese but world history. Master Sun professes the importance of training, leadership and the study of warfare not just as an art but also as a science. 'The use of … Continue reading Sun Tzu’s Art of War: Geopolitics of Ancient China

Geopolitics of Ancient Greece: Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon

Geopolitics of Ancient Greece: Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon — Read on youtu.be/vn7Y0NHbrEI In this presentation we will discuss lessons for geopolitics from three great books written in Ancient Greece. The Histories of Herodotus, the History of Peloponnesian War by Thucydides and the Hellenica by Xenophon. While Herodotus is considered to be the Father of History, … Continue reading Geopolitics of Ancient Greece: Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon

An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16

van Inwagen thinks we can bypass these issues because the real threat to our free will is not causal determination (our acts having deterministic causes) but simply determination (our acts being necessitated by past events and the natural laws), since this is enough to guarantee that we cannot ever do otherwise. I think this is … Continue reading An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16