A response to a reader question about balancing creative passion with a stoic mentality.
On the value and the limits of sharing.
Some thoughts on lordship, leadership, brotherhood, identity and meaning.
If America is about anything, it's about freedom.
I wrote this a couple of years ago, in response to discussions I was having with someone I was mentoring. It is one aspect of what the ouroboros (the ancient
Because it feels good to exert strength. Because it feels good to BE thunder.
If three members of the communist party peer-reviewed an analysis of capitalism, written by another member of the communist party, would you consider that analysis to be “scientific” or “objective”?
That headline you are mad about this week isn't news. Feminists have been trying to "re-define" masculinity for decades.
Several readers have asked about the meaning of the Conflict Bindrune that appears on the back cover of Becoming a Barbarian. In the opening chapter of Becoming a Barbarian, I made
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
This essay was originally published online in 2014, but it is no longer available. A reader recently requested a link, and I thought I’d re-share it. If you like this
Every society relies on violence to maintain order -- whether you like it or not.