On Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging”
An audio presentation of this essay is available below, recorded as STW Episode #17.
In his new book, Tribe, Sebastian Junger attempts to expand on one of the most daringly alert and off-message observations made in his 2010 book, War.
War is generally portrayed as a terrible experience which must be endured, but no one is supposed to like it. While talking to soldiers who served in Afghanistan and other
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 the point (as I have in several other essays and speeches) that masculinity is action-oriented. Masculinity reaches its most perfect form in life-or-death conflict — in a battle between the individual man and the natural world, which includes other men. This does not mean that there are no othe
Today’s guest is Greg Walsh, founder of the Wolf Brigade gym and brand out of Rochester, NY. We talked about fitness, thought crime, entrepreneurship and publishing. Topics covered: Benefits of mace and kettlebell training Greg’s background in BMX and hardcore scenes Self-Publishing Trolling, sincerity and hipster irony Entrepreneurship Thought crime and being an outsider Links:
War of Attrition
Today’s guest is Hunter M. Yoder the Heiden Hexologist. Hunter is a Heathen folk artist who specializes in hexology and Traditional Deitsch — that’s Pennsylvania German, or “Pennsylvania Dutch” — Barnstars.
He’s published several books on hexology, including The Backdoor Hexologist, and several collections of interviews with other Germanic men and women doing hexwork. Topics covered: What it means to be Pennsylvania Dutch, and the relationship between Pennsylvania
Mike Lummio runs Bushcraft Northwest, which offers several courses on bushcraft as well as urban survival. Recently, he invited me out to one of his Bushcraft Weekends in Goldendale, Washington. Topics covered: What is bushcraft? Difference between bushcraft and wilderness survival Gear – over-dependence and what makes a good setup Responsible harvest Perpetuated myths Bushcraft in urban settings Upcoming book “Living Bushcraft” Links:
“Outlaw Wolf Fire” by Horseskull is availabl
John Mosby is a former U.S. Army Special Operations soldier and author of a new book, titled Forging the Hero. He is best known online for his contributions to the magazine Forward Observer, and his blog, Mountain Guerrilla.
FORGING THE HERO
A tribal strategy for building resilient communities and surviving the decline of empire Topics covered: The historical reality of decline vs. collapse fantasies Group survival vs. the Hollywood loner myth The
I recently appeared on Master Chim’s show, The Pressure Project, to talk about the new book, Becoming a Barbarian.
Becoming a Barbarian will officially be available to ship on Amazon March 29th. Signed copies are available through my store at brutalco.com. Over 200 signed pre-orders have already shipped, and 100 more will go out tomorrow.
After you’ve read the book, please consider posting a review on Amazon.com.
I’ve just approved the digital proof of my new book, Becoming a Barbarian, and you will find semi-solid release dates below. Autographed copies are now available for pre-order through BRUTAL Company.
Becoming a Barbarian is the true follow-up to the The Way of Men. However, Becoming a Barbarian isn’t specifically about masculinity.
Becoming a Barbarian won’t teach you how to swing a battle axe or crush your enemies (so th
Violence is Golden T-Shirts, Patches and more now in stock at brutalco.com
After putting out “Violence is Golden” and “Start the World” patches over the summer of 2015, I heard several stories about people recognizing my patches in different areas of the country and then starting conversations about the themes in my work. My background is in art, and I’ve always enjoyed designing my own book covers, logos and products for other people, so I decided to launch BRUTAL Company a
My October 31st, 2015 NPI speech on adopting a tribal mindset is now available on YouTube. I’m proud of it — I think it’s my best-delivered public speech to-date. It also previews some of the themes I explore in my upcoming book, Becoming a Barbarian.
(I have about 2.5 chapters left to finish writing, and I hope to have the book out by mid-February.)
If you’re wondering about the filter on the video, Richard Spencer told me that they had to use a “newsprint” filter becaus