Reading

A short reading list . . .

David Drake:  Hammer’s Slammers.    A Vietnam Vet expunging his demons in Redliners.

Tom Kratman is a retired US Army officer: A State of Disobedience, and  Caliphate, Carnifex, and a Desert called Peace.

Christopher Nuttal is is British Expat living in Malaysia: Barbarians at the Gate.

Alexander Solzenitsyn.  Everything, especially One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitsch, and his Harvard commencement speech.  Regarding atheism, Solzhenitsyn said:

Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”[66]

Solzenitysn was a Russian patriot, an artillery officer in the Second Word War fighting against Germany.  His Prussian Nights is a darker reflection of that experience.

John Ringo: Live Free or Die

Niall Ferguson:  Civilization

Jack Donovan:The Way of Men

Required — Nassim Taleb: Anti Fragile.   If you want to build a robust, resilient and living civilization one must be tutored by Nassim.  His proverbs are enriching.

Vaugh Heppner: Giants — of a world that was before the great flood.

I’m a great fan of Moses and Solomon.  Here is History 101 and Wisdom 101.

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