Understanding Political Machines

A problem with reading history books and biographies is the current year take on everything that dominates. It eventually becomes eye roll inducing and sometimes might lead to book tossing. This is worse with the more recent the book. The modern books have to perform the doublethink, as an example to glorify the thriving gay…

A Review of Mine Were of Trouble

I quite enjoy historical wargames and as an outgrowth of that hobby I have become quite the avid collector of combat memoirs, especially of the WW2 and pre-WW2 era. When I heard that Peter Kemp’s ‘Mine Were of Trouble’ would be available for the pittance of 10usd I was elated. With the tightening quarantines imminent…

Book review: The Mandibles

Collapse fiction is its own micro-genre, drawing usually from some mix of narrative-wrapped prepper how-to manuals, science fiction, military fiction, and ideological screed. Some of it is quite good, some of it is not. In most of them, there is some token prologue to establish Normal; halfway through Act I there is a MacGuffin, and…

Quiet Desperation is the American Way

And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking/ Racing around to come up behind you again/ The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older/ Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death “Time,” by Pink Floyd (1973) Twentieth century American popular fiction can…

Chasing Yockey: A Review

Bolton, Kerry. Yockey: A Fascist Odyssey. London: Akrtos, 2018. Political dissent, particularly the reactionary brand that has become increasingly pervasive since the political poles began to shift in the late 18th century, suffers by necessity from division and self-defeating contests for control. Looking upon the ruins of a sensible reality, the remnant population, like those…

Dugin vs. Dugin & the Post-Western West

The Fourth Political Theory Alexander Dugin, Arktos, 2012. 211pp. Ethnos and Society Alexander Dugin, Arktos, 2018. 236pp. The mainline of academic thought regard Alexander Dugin, if they regard him at all, as regressive – a political academic, and worse, a Russian academic, which is to say not an academic at all, but one of these…