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History

The British enjoy deceiving their enemies. When the Prussian strategist Carl von Clausewitz defined war in 1833 as ‘those acts of force to compel our enemy to do our will’, he missed out the dimension that the British political philosopher Thomas Hobbes had spotted nearly two centuries earlier: ‘Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.’ [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4'] ‘The British...

To fully grasp a Deity, you need to make an effort to understand the heritage and characteristics of the very first people to worship that Deity. Brigid originated in the pantheon of the Celtic people—the inhabitants of Ireland and the British Isles. Similar to Brigid, the history of these folks is mysterious and multifaceted. You can somewhat decipher what's going...

Philosophical esotericism—the practice of communicating one’s unorthodox thoughts “between the lines”—was a common practice until the end of the eighteenth century. The famous Encyclopédie of Diderot, for instance, not only discusses this practice in over twenty different articles, but admits to employing it itself. The history of Western thought contains hundreds of such statements by major philosophers testifying to the...

Even if you're not an American citizen this is a damn interesting read! Freedom Under Siege -  The U.S. Constitution After 200 Years - Ron Paul's political manifesto, a courageous book on civil liberties and the rights of Americans that are relentlessly under assault from their government. It was written in 1987, on the 200th anniversary of the Constitution, and is back...

The original version of Julius Evola's Mystery of the Grail formed an appendix to the first edition of his masterpiece, Rivolta contra il mondo moderno (1934). -  Revolt against the Modern World. Three years later he reworked that appendix into his "The Mystery of the Grail" book, which first appeared as part of a series of religious and esoteric studies published...

Above all, the glitter of gems has enchanted us and held us hostage. Despite their secret birth underground, they live a rather public life among us, admired, bought, sold, and hoarded. They have become ours in a way a hunk of raw granite never can. Gems have studded ears, adorned fingers, encircled arms, and emblazoned belly buttons. Bits of compressed...

Two very interesting books about a piece of history no one acknowledges or talks about. "Orderly and Humane" by R. M. Douglas and "Forgotten Voices" by Ulrich Merten. Immediately after the Second World War, the victorious Allies authorized and helped to carry out the forced relocation of German speakers from their homes across central and southern Europe to Germany. The numbers were almost...

Nineteenth century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli commented that the world is governed by very different people from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. Dr. Carroll Quigley who taught at Harvard and Princeton and at the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University wrote about this network of "insiders" who govern from behind the scenes in...

Major Klimov's book is an unusually valuable contribution to the very difficult problem of understanding what is going on inside Soviet Russia. He gives a frequently dramatic description of his own process of development, and of his very rich experience and observation, which should be studied by all who have the future of the West at heart. Russia's internal development...