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.