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Books like this?: https://www.amazon.de/Dictators-Handbook-Behavior-Almost-Pol...

“and” is pulling a lot of weight in your sentence, given I’ve not made a claim about general human rights on this thread.

Also? “Common cause” is very different from “has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding”, which I consider important in this context.




No, not books like that. History books (not pop trash). Books like this:

https://www.amazon.com/French-Revolution-Enlightenment-Tyran...

Also, cf Japanese rice warehouses in early Tokyo and why they exist.


“Pop trash” sounds like you’re dismissing it out of hand because you don’t like the conclusion.

I mean, it might be, but as I’m not even claiming to be a domain expert I have to (argument from authority fallacy notwithstanding) rely on the author biographies as a proxy for how much they know.

Now, would you like to give me a brief summary of how, biologically speaking, you recon being malnourished fails to put a bunch of revolutionaries at a relative disadvantage to a non-malnourished bunch of revolutionaries?


I’m saying you need to read actual history as you seem to think that starving a population won’t lead to a revolution.

> Now, would you like to give me a brief summary of how, biologically speaking, you recon being malnourished fails to put a bunch of revolutionaries at a relative disadvantage to a non-malnourished bunch of revolutionaries?

People revolt because they have nothing left to lose, not because it’s strategically a good idea. “Biologically” speaking when you outnumber your foe 100 to 1, you have at least an advantage in numbers, but again that’s not why people revolt.




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