Buddha and Ashoka: Crash Course World History #6

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Buddha and Ashoka: Crash Course World History #6

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:43 pm

There is a channel on youtube I quite like watching as it is quirky.
They at some point done this video and was quite shocked at the lack of accurate info but what do you all think.
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Re: Buddha and Ashoka: Crash Course World History #6

Postby dude » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:32 am

It is unusual for just how sloppily researched it is, but it's hardly unique for all its distortions and outright misrepresentations.
I suppose it's a good thing that the lecturer is so full of himself and and obviously doesn't expect to be taken seriously.


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