Regular listeners to Battlecast will note I often define power as the capacity to nullify the enemy. Some listeners have written in asking what does that really mean? Watch this Star Wars clip and I’ll answer their question below. Darth Vader and the Concept of Power In this clip, Darth Vader clearly encapsulates the concept… Continue reading Star Wars and the Concept of Power
Here at Battlecast, we’re often asked what are the best military memoirs? To be included on this list, the book must transcend being merely interesting but should leave the reader changed – like a teenager seeing a great movie for the first time. The following books are well-written, unique, and life-changing. If you read these… Continue reading Top Five War Memoirs
What is Politics? A translation of Qu’est-ce que la politique? By: Julien Freund Translated from the French by Luke Wolf Biographical Note: Dr. Julien Freund was the preeminent disciple of Carl Schmitt and Max Weber. Little of his work on politics and warfare has been translated into English. Freund operates in the tradition of real… Continue reading Julien Freund: What is Politics?
Recently, at a luxury hotel cocooning immense wealth, surrounded by a city enveloping immense poverty, I had a private debate with a feminist. The feminist, herself a product of immense wealth and privilege (annual salary $93,000 a year before fringe benefits like pensions) was adamant that the family is political. This is a lie. Objective… Continue reading Is the Family Political? Feminism vs Political Reality
In Five Years to Freedom, Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe takes the reader through a freak show masquerading under the name Prisoner of War camp in South Vietnam. Imprisoned while working as an advisor to South Vietnamese government forces in 1963, Rowe recounts his capture, five year imprisonment, and ultimate release in this gripping… Continue reading Five Years in Hell
Mankind has reflected on lessons from nature since time immemorial. Consider the book of Proverbs: “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest” (Proverbs 6:6). We could also cite the widespread… Continue reading Wild Beauty – the Work of Grainger McKoy
Legionnaire: Five Years in the French Foreign Legion Simon Murray There are books that are not quite great but are still touching – books like plain women with beautiful souls – and Legionnaire by Simon Murray is one of them. Murray, a privileged, nineteen-year old Englishman, possessed with an ill-defined malaise, turned his back on… Continue reading Brutal Romance: A Foreign Legion Memoir