User:S.H. DeLong

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I am 23 years and have just graduated from College with a Bachelor's of Sciences in Public Affairs/Public Policy.

My biggest ambition is to hopefully to gain a doctorate in History

My Interests include: Philosophy, History, Old Sitcoms, Old Movies, True Crime

My Historical Interests: The Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantine Empire, The French Revolution, The Civil Rights Movement, The Roaring Twenties, French Royal Dynasties, History of Animation, The Italian Renaissance, American Penal History

My Philosophical Interests: Epistemology, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of History, Economic Philosophy, Ethics,

My Favourite Television Shows: M*A*S*H, All in the Family, Cheers, Sanford & Son, Wentworth, Prisoner Cell Block H, Everybody Loves Raymond

My Favourite Movies: MASH, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Django Unchained, Little Caesar, The Public Enemy, Citizen Kane

My Favourite Cartoon Directors: Max Fleischer, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Friz Freleng, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, John Dilworth

My Favourite Actors: Alan Alda, Jefferson Mays, Carroll O'Connor, Spencer Tracy, Dick van Dyke, Gene Kelly

My Favourite Anime: Ranma 1/2, Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura

My Favourite Musicals: Cats, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Music Man, Seussical, Hamilton, Chicago, Wicked

My Favourite Music Artists and Bands: Fleetwood Mac, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Adele, Gordon Lightfoot, The Mamas and the Papas

My Favourite Artists: Michelangelo Buonarroti, Sandro Botticelli, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Winslow Homer, Titian, Peter Paul Rubens

People who I would consider my heroes: Bernie Sanders, Alan Grayson, Robert La Follette, Joe Clark, Edmund Burke, H.L. Mencken, Karl Marx, George Carlin, Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, Charles Darwin, Voltaire, Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, George R.R. Martin, Benedict de Spinoza, Maurice Druon, Tulsi Gabbard, Tupac Shakur, Christopher Hitchens, St.Thomas Aquinas, Claudius I, Howard Stern

Influences: Voltaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Rawls, Bertrand Russell, Karl Marx, David Hume, H.L. Mencken, Benedict de Spinoza, St.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

My Favourite Countries: France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and Japan

I am also currently in the research stage for writing a novel about King Henry IV of France.

I mostly make small edits and correct historical inaccuracies that are on articles.

I also really love the Eastern Roman Empire. You could call me a "Byzantine Atheist."

A Statement regarding my Views and Beliefs[edit]

I consider myself to be a Social Democrat.

I support a two state solution for Israel and Palestine.

I am 100% pro-choice.

I believe that the United States should have a single payer Medicare for all health care system, modeled off either Canada's Medicare or the United Kingdom's National Health Service.

I am dogmatically anti-Libertarian.

I am an avowed opponent of the death penalty.

I think it is better to be a self-aware hypocrite, than a non-aware hypocrite.

I have a very cynical view of the world and also have a bleak view of human nature.

I really hate the New Age movement.

I have an extreme hatred for Saudi Arabia.

The United States needs to be less interventionist.

My Favorite Historical Works[edit]

The Wars of Justinian by Procopius of Caesarea

The Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius

Parallel Lives by Plutarch

Byzantium: The Apogee by John Julius Norwich

A Synopsis of Byzantine History from 811 to 1057 by John Skylitzes

Possible Articles I might write[edit]

Constantine I

Theodosius I

Justinian I

My Favorite editors on RationalWiki[edit]

Aging Hippie

Reverend Black Percy

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