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  Do you learn more on Atlas than you learned at college?
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« on: June 20, 2019, 03:33:45 pm »

Despite all the memes, silliness, trolls, white noise, drama, etc., I think it's safe to say that, overall, Atlas is a far better repository of information than almost any college.

And any polysci major who's never cited Atlas for an assignment or a project is fake and should be banned IMO.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 03:39:32 pm »

I cited it in high school, but didnít have many projects related to American politics in college, so watch it with the accusations, bub. That said, this place had been integral to my education in political theory and American political history.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 03:50:39 pm »

On political issues, definitely yes.

My interest in the United States and American politics in general over the years also heavily advanced my English language skills (the forum, English Wikipedia, books, MSNBC/CNN). The English training I received from school does not even make up half of my current skills. I'd also say I speak pretty much standard American English without accent. My American uncle may play a role here as well. I don't know why Melania Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Henry Kissinger have that much of an accent even though they've been in the US for decades (however, their vocabulary overall is certainly wider than mine).
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 04:18:47 pm »

Atlas always provided some in-depth views on political history that really helped refined the simplified fairy tale you get taught in everything short of an advanced college course (of which I was only fortunate enough to take one, about the Civil War and Reconstruction and the true political coalitions behind both), and for that I am truly thankful.  Gems like Mechaman (spelling?) are truly missed.  Even the tsunami of shltstain partisans of the last 5 years or so doesn't take away from that.  So, to answer your question, I guess kind of!
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 05:22:13 pm »

More than high school: yes

More than college: no
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 05:50:23 pm »

Can confirm (poli sci major here).
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2019, 05:54:54 pm »


Sorry to hear that. Sad
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2019, 05:58:06 pm »


Hey, hey... I still might go to law school. Don't write me off as unemployable yet.
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 08:32:10 pm »

college is not the best place to learn about things
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2019, 09:10:29 pm »

college is not the best place to learn about things

All I did in college was goof off for 3 years
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2019, 09:17:50 pm »

Definitely.
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 09:20:25 pm »

Yeah, although that's not saying much.
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 09:26:04 pm »

Than Grad School, no. Than Undergrad, possibly. Than High School or Middle School, most certainly.
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2019, 10:12:28 pm »

About politics, economics, and political history yes, absolutely, because I didn't take classes in those subjects in college. About Japanese literature, which was my major, of course not.
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2019, 02:10:58 am »

About most of American and Western European politics, yes. That being said, certain things in American politics (e.g. ethnic politics) and 95% of things about politics and history outside of the West, I learned more in college. Though I don't think I would've taken as many classes about non-Western places if it weren't for Atlas making me feel pretty confident in my knowledge of American history and politics.
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2019, 04:12:27 am »

I learn more here than I learned at Trump University or Prager U.
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2019, 08:21:23 am »

No way lol

Then again I am not studying political science and have never studied it in college or high school so it's just different fields I guess
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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2019, 08:54:59 am »

Atlas made me the man I am today.
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2019, 08:56:11 am »


A soy boy?
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2019, 10:35:26 am »

Maybe for the one Poli Sci course I took, but that would be offset by the misinformation posted about taxation. You'd get crucified trying to use Atlas tax knowledge in an accounting or finance major.
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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2019, 10:40:36 am »

Maybe about politics, but about just about any other subject, no way. The internet is riddled with lots of misconceptions about my field.
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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2019, 11:29:35 am »

For politics yes ,For everything else, lol no. Even for history which I took in high school and took 1 class in college , I learned way more about that subject in class than I did here .
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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2019, 11:30:44 am »

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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2019, 11:35:39 am »

I was an agricultural economics major with a polisci minor, and I find Atlas to be more intellectually stimulating than any polisci course I took at college.

But no. 

Hint:  Political science is a dumb major, don't choose it kiddos
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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2019, 11:36:33 am »

Yes, I have learned a lot more about politics from Atlas than in college, though that was mostly because I majored in something different and only took a few Political Science courses at the time.
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