Essential Man-Reading

Discussion in 'Community Sections' started by VedicViking, 15 April 2014.

  1. VedicViking

    VedicViking Third Lieutenant Sustaining Member
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    Jack Donovan. Julius Evola. Fight Club – the manly triumvirate; all in Radish Issue 9. ‘The Way of Men.’

    Read and grow, men!
     
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  2. Donovan is a strange duck. He's seen as a good leader on how men need to be more manly, yet himself is a homosexual. His first book severely bashes what he sees as 'the sissy culture' in homosexuals, which has him ostracized from that community. He feels men should be men, despite sexual preference, as were the ancient Greeks and Romans.

    He's against gay marriage, even though he's had the same partner for 15 years. He sees marriage as a religious thing and people shouldn't change change how it is defined.

    None the less, "Way of Men" is an excellent book. Maybe it takes something of an outsider to see how it needs to work? The basic premise is that you should not accept a definition of what a man should be from women, but define your own role based on the virtues that have worked for men since the dawn of time - strength, courage, mastery/skillfulness, and honor. Honor must be to a small group of other men, a gang as he calls it.

    I've read a great many books over the years and will post more suggestions when I have time.
     
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  3. Sellanrå

    Sellanrå Senior Member

    Jack London.
     
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  4. VedicViking

    VedicViking Third Lieutenant Sustaining Member
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    This is something all men should aim to do. The hippies had “tune in, turn on, drop out”; us rightists should start removing ourselves from the system by starting little gangs/fraternities of like-minded men, and engaging in positive male activities together, bonding together as men in the process. That, as I see it is the future of the Right and/or men.
     
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  5. renownedwolf

    renownedwolf Heroic Member

    Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard
    https://archive.org/details/MightIsRightByRagnarRedbeard

    'Mankind is aweary, aweary of its sham prophets, its demagogues and its statesmen. It crieth out for kings and heroes. It demands a nobility — a nobility that cannot be hired with money, like slaves or beasts of burden. The world awaits the coming of mighty men of valor, great destroyers; destroyers of all that is vile, angels of death. We are sick unto nausea of the “good Lord Jesus,” terror-stricken under the executive of priest, mob and proconsul. We are tired to death of “Equality.” Gods are at a discount, devils are in demand. He who would rule the coming age must be hard, cruel , and deliberately intrepid, for softness assails not successfully the idols of the multitude. Those idols must be smashed into fragments, burnt into ashes, and that cannot be done by the gospel of love.'
     
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  6. Skald

    Skald Senior Member

    A good man in terms of what he experienced, but a terrible person to get socio-political influence from (he was a hardcore Socialist, after all).

    Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger, a man I have nothing but respect for. He saw World War I, got wounded more times than I can count, saw the most bloody battles imaginable, and calmly wrote about it like they were average days in his life. Definitely a book that should get the rest of us thinking about how we should properly view war.

    I can easily imagine the fellow being in the middle of an artillery barrage, everyone scrambling around him, while he sits and comfortably reads the morning paper and smokes his pipe. "Oh, is it raining?"

    He never really denounced the Nazi Party after the war, but never really supported it, either. Junger strikes me as an "Old Prussian" type who loved his country and loved the old order of things, and didn't particularly care for the modernity of the National Socialist movement.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_of_Steel

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Jünger
     
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  7. Skald

    Skald Senior Member

    Decorum: A Practical Treatise of Etiquette and Dress of the Best American Society



    I'm reading through this now, and have made it a point to adapt the content into my daily life. Being a Gentleman is truly an art form and a signature of the disciplined intellectual; something that has been lost on society for quite a time.
     
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  8. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Senior Member Sustaining Member

    Survival manuals such as the SAS guide are a must-read for any man who wants to be able to fend for himself in any situation. Especially in the wild. Put that knowledge to practice.
     
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  9. renownedwolf

    renownedwolf Heroic Member

    • Must reads for many men are likely restricted or banned. (At least here)
     
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  10. Hrogar

    Hrogar Senior Member

    I totally agree on Evola, Donovan and Jünger.

    I would add Nietzsche, because his philosophy (and more so the spirit of it) is quite a masculine way of looking at life. So in this case read it for the fiery spirit of it, and not so much for technical philosophical bits and pieces.

    Reading biographies of manly men would also be a wise thing to do. It would be necessary however to make a clear distinction between men who are succesfull (through manipulation, appeasement and such) and examplary men who are honorable, courageous and who truly push their limits.
     
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