The Most Popular Posts At Fortress Of The Mind For 2019

It’s inventory and round-up time of the year again:  time to do some record-keeping and list the most viewed posts here at Fortress of the Mind.  The list below is a pure ranking.  It includes not only essays, but also podcasts.  The first post listed (“A G Manifesto Tweet Reading”) was number one, and is followed sequentially to number ten (“What Did A Roman Triumph Actually Look Like?”)  Check out the ones you might have missed, or revisit your favorites.

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Andrei Martyanov’s "The Real Revolution In Military Affairs" (Review)

Reading the works of American military pundits and the vast US media commentariat that amplifies their voices often feels like entering an alternate universe.  Weaknesses are touted as “strengths”; self-congratulatory propaganda and delusion are seen as substitutes for hard analysis; belligerent, callous jingoism passes as the norm; and American “exceptionalism” is taken for granted almost as a theological truth.  Clearly a day of reckoning is coming.  It has been coming for some time now.

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The Audiobook Of “Lives Of The Great Commanders” Is Now Available

The audiobook of Lives of the Great Commanders is now available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.  This new, original translation of Cornelius Nepos’s Lives of the Great Commanders is the first to appear in nearly a century, and has been almost single-handedly responsible for renewing interest in this long-neglected classic.

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The Illustrated, Annotated Translation Of Cornelius Nepos’s “Lives Of The Great Commanders” Is Now Available

My fully illustrated and annotated translation of Cornelius Nepos’s Lives of the Great Commanders has now been published.  It is now available in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle editions.  There will be an audio book version, of course; it should be available at the end of October (my preferred reader, Saethon Williams, will be handling the job).

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“Plutocratic Insurgency Reader”: Documenting A Critical Issue Of Our Time

Earlier this month, Dr. Robert J. Bunker and Dr. Pamela Ligouri Bunker published the long-awaited Plutocratic Insurgency Reader through the Small Wars Institute.  Available in both Kindle and paperback, the book is a well-researched anthology of over thirty articles by fifteen different contributors, and is the first coherent attempt to document what I believe is one of the most important issues of our time:  the ongoing assault on state and international institutions by globalized, transnational elites seeking to reshape such structures for their own exclusive benefit.

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How To Buy Prints Of The “Moonlight Baboon” Painting

There’s been a surprising amount of interest from readers about how to acquire high-resolution, artist quality prints of my Moonlight Baboon painting.  After doing some research on how best to make it available, I’ve found that the most efficient and cost-effective way to do this is to use Fine Art America.  It’s really amazing what they can do.

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