History is not that Deliberate

History is not only written by the winners. It’s also rewritten by people with an agenda. Scholars and experts not only scour past events to highlight their favorite version but also according to their own philosophy of history. The most common are: Great Man Theory – Churchill, Lincoln, Caesar, Charlemagne, Stalin. The greats have disproportionateContinue reading “History is not that Deliberate”

Book: The End is Always Near by Dan Carlin

I love Dan Carlin’s „Hardcore History” podcast. The stories of mundane concerns during wars, plagues, and other terrible events in human history are somehow deeply informative of the human spirit. I am very grateful that Dan spares the gory details, but he keeps in the weight of the event and pulls lessons from the historyContinue reading “Book: The End is Always Near by Dan Carlin”

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

I was reading this book while my girlfriend was reading “Better Angels of our nature”. We came to the conclusion that the concepts in these 2 books were pretty similar, but sometimes the takeway a bit different. Humans wiped out many species, both humanoid and not. 300 000 years ago there were many humanoids, butContinue reading “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari”