Folk: A Collection on What it Means to be a People
"Elements of a Folk"
I was invited to contribute a chapter to this highly polished, visually stunning coffee-table book on what it means to be a Folk, put out by Tony Vermont at WPP. Knowing that I was going to be rubbing shoulders with some very talented contributors, I put a lot of research and work into this. Fans of my books will find familiar elements here, as well as plenty of new ideas. Enjoy!
Counter-Currents, September 2020
"Heltus Skeltus, or Mapstick: A Vonnegutian Fantasy"
2020 has been a crazy year. As a bit of humor to lighten the mood, here is some satire, in the vein of Kurt Vonnegut's Slapstick, to imagine what might happen on the first day of the year to follow.
Counter-Currents, August 2019
"Be All You Can Be:
On Joining the Military"
As a follow-on to "Sword of Dishonor," I give my thoughts on whether a young man of our Folk should consider joining the military. I do so by comparing a similar question put to Socrates by his student Xenophon, and what lessons we might take from this exchange.
Counter-Currents, November 2018
"The Saxon Savior:
Converting Northern Europe"
The story of Northern Europe's conversion is quite different from that of the Mediterranean. I begin the story centuries before Christ with Alexander the Great and the elimination of the polis as a self-governing community bound by common language, religion, and ethnicity. I move on to discuss the quite different conditions that prevailed in the North, where the new religion won only at the cost of being itself transformed.
Europa Sun, October 2018 Issue
"Blut and Boden: A Fairy Tale for Children of European Descent"
Here I dig into what went into the book: the inspiration, the connections to Norse mythology, and the most important themes. This is a great issue of Europa Sun all around, so pick up a copy!
Counter-Currents, July 2018
"Sword of Dishonor"
After serving in the military for many years, I have a few things to say about the decline of the U.S. military. Learn how diversity and the obsession with managerialism have eaten away at the military ethos - for far longer than you might imagine.
Europa Sun, August 2018 Issue
"Running Out of Time: Recovering the Germanic Concept of Time"
It may surprise you to learn that the Germanic peoples had no concept of the future in the sense we give that term, but that is exactly what Paul Bauschatz argues in The Well and the Tree. Learn about a key obstacle to converting the peoples of Northern Europe, and how we are still living with its effects.
Mythic Dawn, Summer 2018 Issue
"Met By Freya"
The Prose Edda states that the goddess Freya loved poetry, and many have written poems in her honor. To my knowledge, this is the only one written in homophone chain verse, in which the first word of each line serves as a homophone (same sound) for the last word of the preceding line. (Readers of From Her Eyes a Doctrine will recognize a few stanzas, as something Aethelstan has written inside his copy of Homer's Odyssey.
Europa Sun, April 2018 Issue
"Front-Row Seats to Civilization's End"
See what happens when an entire generation enters academia and learns to reject their own ancestors, mock tradition, and replace morality with self-absorbed nihilism. Modern America? Try ancient Athens. Our tour guide is Aristophanes, and the biting satire of his play The Clouds.