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The Combat Of Sonnenberg And Sanseverino

It is right for us to celebrate great deeds of valor of ages past.  By doing so we are inspired us to achievement in our own affairs, and become connected to that electric current of masculine virtue that winds through the entire landscape of civilized, productive effort on this earth.  It is good for us to…

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Gendernomics: Untangling Variables

One of the more challenging tasks when doing research is the removal of superfluous variables. In the simplest terms you want to study one independent variable, meaning a variable that you or nature manipulates, and measure the change in the independent variable to the change in the dependent variable. For instance, if you want to…

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Bad Character Will Inevitably Bring Consequences

The historian Ammianus, in describing the brief career of the usurper Procopius (326–366 A.D.), comments briefly on the moral corruption inevitably caused by the abuse of power and privilege.  It will have a familiar ring to those accustomed to the practices of contemporary politics: For in the midst of weapons of war and the call…

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The Religion Of Mithras And Its Mysteries

Some months ago The Guardian published an article about the reopening of a reconstructed mithraeum (Temple of Mithras) in London.  I had known about the cult of Mithras for some time; the Roman emperor Julian, whom I have written about, was a devoted follower of the religion.  Yet it remains almost totally unknown to the…

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The Porfirio Effect (Podcast)

Coconut debris, machetes, game meats, natural oils, custom suits, and the whole 9 yards. This authorized podcast goes into more details about the themes talked about in my last podcast, “The Surrealistic World of Michael Porfirio.” We delve deeper to extract the timeless lessons for the modern man, and explain the nuances. The rest is…

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The Travels Of Constantin De Volney

Every traveler has a different tale, but the travel itself has the same purpose:  to push through boundaries, overcome obstacles, and to seek out what is not known.  This impulse in man will never change.  And it is right that this is so, for without it the progress of the human race might come to…

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The Surrealistic World Of Michael Porfirio (Podcast)

This podcast is a change of pace. I talk about one of my favorite Twitter accounts, the account of @MichaelPorfirio, and I discuss why I think it actually has, in its own distinctive surrealistic way, legitimate artistic merit. Sometimes we need to be thrown curve balls here and there, to keep us all on our…

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Three Questions From Readers (Podcast)

In this podcast I discuss three separate questions sent to me by readers. The questions are: 1. How do I deal with a situation where I’m worried my boss might try to prevent me from getting a new position? 2. What do I think of dress codes and standards? 3. Is there a place for…

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Of Islands and Archipelagos

On a recent podcast I did with Rollo Tomassi and Rian Stone, hosted by Anthony Johnson from the 21 Convention, I found myself annoyed at having my perspective called out as being one of nihilism. As I reflected on why this was, I found myself returning to the definition of nihilism, which is the philosophical…

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