War and Peace (Book 2, Parts 1-2)

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Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron dive into Book 2 of War and Peace and cover parts 1 & 2. In this part, we get the honor (you might say) of getting to compare child marriage plots, duels, and bullying of my! Grab your kvass of choice and get ready to get into War and Peace.

Major themes: Child marriage, duels, battle plans

21:11 - National Treasure, truly the greatest American contribution to the arts.

36:03 - Ritualized Violence Russian Style: The Duel in Russian Culture and Literature by Irina Reyfman

The music used in this episode was “soviet march,” by Toasted Tomatoes. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and YouTube.