1. Exquisite Tweets from @SocialHistoryOx, @davies_will

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    Well, there's a lot to get our teeth into here...

    Jeremy Cliffe @JeremyCliffe
    Every hegemony in history - Rome, Tang, Mongol, Dutch, British, American - thrived by being more tolerant of diversity than its rivals.

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    Jonathan Healey

    Is this supposed to be an exhaustive list of 'hegemonies'. How is 'hegemony' defined? How is the author defining 'diversity'?

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    Jonathan Healey

    Shouldn't we be wary of applying unified conceptions of these terms over vast sweeps of space and time?

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    Jonathan Healey

    Does the tweet imply monocausality, and if so is that implication intentional.

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    Jonathan Healey

    Why can't we just say 'large empires were better off if they accepted some form of diversity' rather than sweeping nonsense like this?

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    Jonathan Healey

  2. Ever wondered what would happen if Richard Florida chanced his arm at longue duree?

    Jeremy Cliffe @JeremyCliffe
    Every hegemony in history - Rome, Tang, Mongol, Dutch, British, American - thrived by being more tolerant of diversity than its rivals.

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    Will Davies