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 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 answer the question of 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 that.
Counter-Currents, July 2019
"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, 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.
Counter-Currents, July 2018
"Sword of Dishonor"
After serving 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, April 2018 Issue
"Front Row Seats
To Civilization's End"
What does a 2500-year old play have to teach us about indoctrination in schools? A lot, as it turns out! Take a front-row seat and see how the Greek playwright Aristophanes brilliantly portrayed how civilization's end begins right in the classroom, in The Clouds.
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 for the last word of the preceding line. (A few stanzas of this appear in From Her Eyes a Doctrine, as something Aethelstan has written inside his copy of Homer's Odyssey.)