Monthly Archives: February 2011

Why did French fertility collapse in the 1800s?

Population Growth in the Century After Napoleon: France. –1816 : 29.9 million –1860 : 36.5 million [+22.1%] –1910 : 39.5 million [+8.2%] Germany (within 1871 borders). –1816 : 22.4 million –1860 : 37.6 million [+67.9%] –1910 : 64.9 million [+72.6%] … Continue reading

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The Inventors of the Log Cabin

The log cabin. What more quintessential example of “Americana” can there be? I was surprised to recently learn the origin of this particular building-style. I present two short discussions of the subject below from two experts on architectural history:

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Capitalist Liberal Multicultacracy

Someone signing only as “Albert” has written a brilliant piece on US Government ideology circa 2011. It was buried in the comments at the popular Mangan blog. I reproduce it here so more eyes might yet see it. It’s 2,000 … Continue reading

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