Tagged: History

Sallust by Quintus Curtius: A Review

Sallust: The Conspiracy Of Catiline And The War Of Jugurtha is a work of Roman History, written by one of Julius Caesar’s lieutenants during his retirement (the eponymous Caius Sallustius Cripus) and translated by my colleague Quintus Curtius.  He had several reasons for assembling a new translation. The first is the sheer beauty of the prose: For in every state those who have no resources envy the productive and, due to dissatisfaction with their own lot, are eager for everything to be changed.  They are nourished by upheaval and sedition without care, as poverty is easily maintained without great expense....

Inheritance: Wretched 20th Century Generations

To understand the Baby Boomers, you must understand where they came from. Assigning blame does nothing, without an understanding of how the blame-worthy came to be who they are. In other words; Hirsch explains the failures of the Greatest Generation in this article.

Why Never Again is Redundant: There Will Never be a Second Holocaust

“Never Again” boldly accuses, but silences speech. It becomes an inversion of the Blood Libel. In the face of such a crime, contrition is insufficient. No forgiveness – only demands of continued prostration. And by prostrating himself, by offering apology, the European confirms his guilt. Thus he justifies – thus he demands that genocide be committed upon him in return.

1993’s Tombstone: An American Legend

Tombstone is not only an amazing film in its own right, combining 1990s technology with the “Big Hollywood” Style of the 60s and 70s, it’s a summation of one of America’s most enduring myths: the Wild West which healed the wounds from the Civil War.

The Necessity and Purpose of New Chivalric Orders

In preparation for the coming Dark Age, it is incumbent upon men of good character to prepare by forming Fraternal Orders dedicated to Chivalry, martial valour, and the spirit embodied by the Paladins and Templars throughout our history.

Observations on the Calcification into Two Camps

One of the Historical phenomenon’s we’re currently experiencing is the radicalization and calcification of the “Two Camps”.  This is the forerunner to every major conflict. This time around, it’s not about Nation States, though; it’s a transnational, intra-state splitting.  The two main camps seem to be the Progressives (those advocating for a scientastic materialist utopia) and the Nationalists (the traditionalists, the red bloods, the harsh moralists).  This reflects the divide in American politics, but it’s higher than it – both the Republicans and the Democracts are being subsumed into these two movement, rather than the reverse. On the Left, you...

Sunday History Lecture: The Growth of Islam

Pour yourself a coffee, and sit down to learn yourself some History from Dr Bill Warner this fine, Sunday morning. 91% violence, 9% peace.  Honestly, this shocked even me. Facts: I’m just a Fact Man. File under “Religion of Peace.” H/T: Theodore Dalrymple Forum