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Photo by Peter Beste. 2016.

We Are Not Brothers

I am not your brother. I am not your “bro,” your “brah,” your “brohem,” your “brotha” or your “brother kinsman.” Yes, that’s a thing. I am also not your “bud,” or your “buddy.” Unless we’re actually buddies. Then that’s fine, though I can’t think of any of...

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Odin Illustration by Jack Donovan 2014

The Way of Men, Gods and Runes

Strength, Courage, Mastery and Honor are the four “tactical virtues” that I used to define primal masculinity in The Way of Men. In a band-level society or “gang,” these are the virtues that men would look for and value in other men, because men who...

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What Happened to Honor?

On Honor: A History by James Bowman (Originally published at AlternativeRight.com, May 2010) What happened to honor in the West? And without honor -- or at least an honest understanding of it -- are we capable of facing the challenges of the 21st Century? In Honor: A...

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Honor in WAR

WAR, by Sebastian Junger. (Originally Posted to AlternativeRight.com, April 2010) In WAR, Sebastian Junger notes that while pure objectivity is hard enough to maintain while covering a city council meeting -- let alone in the middle of a war -- he committed himself to writing “honestly”...

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