First published in 2014, Thirty-Seven defied conventional categorization and quickly achieved classic status. This seminal work—both supremely relevant to the modern era yet fervently evocative of the glories of ages past—contained the elements of a worldview that would be expanded and elaborated in the author’s later works Pantheon, Pathways, and in other writings.
In our discussions on the “plutocratic insurgency” here, we have focused on the malfeasance and corrupt practices of the moneyed elites, their political lackeys, and a few of the major corporations. Some people, reading these pages, may be tempted to think, “Well, so what? It doesn’t affect me personally! What do I care!” But the insurgency does, in fact, affect all of us on an individual basis. When your society is being attacked, you come into the cross-hairs. It makes no difference whether the attack is prolonged or sudden; it is an attack nonetheless.
Below is a list of the top 10 viewed articles at Fortress of the Mind for the year 2017. Now might be a good time to re-read the essays from last year that spoke to you:
I was informed today that an excellent Portuguese translation of my essay The Engrossed appeared on the site Nuvem de Giz. I very much appreciate the efforts of translator Sr. Daniel Castro, and am grateful that he found the essay to have been worthy of his efforts. The translation can be found here.
I recently had a great conversation with my good friend James Maverick, an accomplished traveler and entrepreneur, who is also the proprietor of the site MaverickTraveler.com. It’s always a great feeling to be talking to people with whom you have something in common, and we were able to cover an amazing amount of ground in the areas of travel, culture, and books. As James himself says:
There is a steady stream of news these days about North Korean missile launches and nuclear tests. Accompanying this news are debates and discussions about how the United States should handle the situation. I wanted to offer my own assessments and opinion on the matter.
Literary critic and reviewer Andrew Vittoria today released a video review of my latest book (published in June), a new translation of the works of the historian Sallust, The Conspiracy Of Catiline and The War Of Jugurtha. I very much appreciate the time he took to put together this quite detailed review: