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Daniel W commented on Scott DeLong's blog post Byzantine paper
"Thanks for posting.  I will take my time reading your essay.  I always wonder about people saying the fall of Rome was due to falling away from Christianity, when the Byzantine empire persisted for centuries beyond the western…"
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"Looking back at what I had said, I have changed my mind on this issue. Snowden is a patriot and he more than likely did the right thing. I still dislike him though. The Government should not be allowed to collect mass data on its citizens. It is bad…"
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"By the Time, the First World War, started, Wilhelm had no influence in the decision making of the military. Hindenburg and Ludendorff, were the two commanders who controlled the German Military and made many of the disastrous decisions that led to…"
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Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  See More
Dec 11, 2015
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"As far as I remember, there was no Roman Emperor, named Flavius. Are you referring to the Flavian dynasty, Daniel?"
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"Interesting reading. The history of Euopre is one war after another, and one invadion after another. I dont know if it EU will last, but it seems to have moderated European bellicosity for now."
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Wilhelm II Paper

I just wrote this paper for my Independent Study course, it is about Wilhelm II of Germany            German Emperor Wilhelm II is considered by many scholars and historians to be one of the most controversial leaders in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.  He is often blamed by many historians for Germany’s defeat in World War I.  The man who ruled the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire from June 15, 1888 to November 15, 1918, was considered by many of his fellow…See More
Nov 30, 2015
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About Me:
Influences: Voltaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Rawls, Bertrand Russell, Karl Marx, David Hume, H.L. Mencken, Benedict de Spinoza, Thomas Aquinas, Judith Butler, John Stuart Mill, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, William James, Niccolo Machiavelli, Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Paine, John Dewey, Arthur Schopenhauer, G.W.F. Hegel, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Jeremy Bentham, Plato, Aristotle, Emma Goldman, Hannah Arendt, Karl Popper, Sigmund Freud, Epicurus, Cesare Beccaria, St. Augustine of Hippo, Immanuel Kant, Michel Foucault, Carl von Clausewitz

Plans for the Future:
Become an Academic, most likely specializing in History

My Beliefs:
I am an Atheist and Empiricist
I am convinced the Religious Right in the United States are promoting a Fascist agenda
I believe we must reform our current prison system
I love and strive to learn as much as I can about history
I have a very bleak view of Human Nature
I consider myself a Democratic Socialist and truly distrust Libertarians like Grover Norquist
I believe that Libertarianism means private Tyranny
I hate Ron Paul
I also believe that a Majority of the American People are stupid
I need evidence to be convinced of something
I believe that the United States Constitution is a living document that adapts to changing values in a society
I believe in the absolute Seperation of Church and State
I am vehemently opposed to the Death Penalty
I prefer to keep myself to a small circle of friends
I am usually very reclusive and prefer to be alone
I hate Anarcho-Capitalists, like Murray Rothbard and Walter Block

People I Hate

On the Right:
Pat Robertson
David Barton
Jerry Falwell
Ralph Reed
Sarah Palin
Michelle Bachmann
Grover Norquist
Ron Paul
Ayn Rand
William Bennett
Ted Nugent
Rand Paul
Scott Walker
Christine O'Donnell
Ted Cruz
Murray Rothbard

On the Left:
Al Sharpton
Alan Dershowitz
James Carville
Ingrid Newkirk
Germaine Greer
Gloria Allred

My Heroes:
Friedrich Nietzsche
Elizabeth Warren
Bertrand Russell
C. Wright Mills
H.L. Mencken
Edmund Burke
Karl Marx
Jean-Paul Sartre
Robert LaFollette
Frederick the Great
John Dewey
Justinian I

My hobbies:


Video Games

Reading Nonfiction Books

Reading Alternate History

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My Favorite Historical Subjects:

History of the Eastern Roman Empire

Chinese History

Greek History

French History

Russian History

My Interests in Philosophy:


Political Philosophy

Social Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of History




Economic Philosophy

Favorite TV Shows & Series:
I, Claudius
All In The Familty
House of Cards
Everybody Loves Raymond
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Cold Case Files

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At 3:37pm on August 1, 2015, Daniel W said…

Thanks for the friending, Scott.  Your list of likes and hates has a big overlap with my own.

At 11:39pm on September 5, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Hello Scott, I am happy to share a friendship with you and learn more about you. Although I share an aversion for the same people and their types as you, I have, perhaps, a more optimistic view on humankind and life in general. I have a great interest in politics, economics, humanism, and love to garden, read non-fiction books, especially history. I foresee some interesting discussions with you, although I am not a philosopher.

At 12:26pm on August 19, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 12:57am on August 18, 2014, Chris G said…

You and Gabby Hays are appropriate since we are in the 100 year anniversary of WWI.

Is your avatar Gabby Hays?

It looks like you are well learned and have a diversity of readings.


At 6:47am on August 15, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Wow! Impressive listings. Welcome. I agree with your "beliefs".

Scott DeLong's Blog

Byzantine paper

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 12:12pm 1 Comment

I wrote this paper for my Senior Seminar history class, and this is what I consider my Magnum Opus for my college experience

Crossroads: A History Of The Byzantine Empire From 721 - 1025

The Byzantine Empire began in 324, with the founding of the city of Constantinople, and continued until 1453, when Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks.  The eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries were a turning point in the Byzantine Empire.  The Empire,…


Wilhelm II Paper

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

I just wrote this paper for my Independent Study course, it is about Wilhelm II of Germany


 German Emperor Wilhelm II is considered by many scholars and historians to be one of the most controversial leaders in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.  He is often blamed by many historians for Germany’s defeat in World War I.  The man who ruled the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire from June 15, 1888 to November 15, 1918, was considered by…


Critical Thinking Paper

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 12:00am 2 Comments

I wrote this critical thinking paper in April of 2015 for my Critical Thinking 101 class.

My critical thinking inventory is what I use when I have to apply critical thinking in order to solve a complex issue or question.  I use this inventory in order to weigh both the benefits and consequences of the decisions that I make.  It is important that I use critical thinking and logic in the decisions that I make for myself.  I have been assigned to analyze my critical thinking…


Fox News Paper

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

this was the first research paper that I wrote in College. It was done in the fall of 2012 for my Humanities 101 class.

In 1996 media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, chairman of the multi-billion dollar conglomerate News Corporation and Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox News and former media advisor to Presidents Nixon, Reagan, and Bush Sr., launched the Fox News Channel. They said their goal was to bring “fine and balanced journalism” to the American public (Greenwald 8). It has been…


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