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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


 

Jun 29, 2015

In this episode, Chris and Forest look at the utility of asking "What If...?" about events in Japanese history. Some people love it, some people hate it, but can one find value in the intellectual enterprise of asking "what if"?  

In an attempt to see if there is value to the historian in asking what if, they look at Nobunaga's death and ask, "What if Oda Nobunaga hadn't died? What would have changed, what would have stayed the same?"

Mentioned in this podcast:

Ferguson, Niall. The Pitty of War Basic Books; New edition edition (March 3, 2000) http://amzn.to/1C0lsLP

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