Sallust Is Now Available As An Engaging Audio Book

I am pleased to announce that my translation of Sallust’s Conspiracy of Catiline and The War of Jugurtha is now available as an audio book on Amazon and iTunes (click on the image above).

The book is engagingly read by narrator Saethon Williams, who captures Sallust’s stirring narrative style.  These great historical works are not only exciting stories in their own right, but function as timely warnings of the dangers of debased character and moral corruption.

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Coming In December 2018: A New Annotated And Illustrated Translation Of Cicero’s “On Moral Ends”

In December, Fortress of the Mind Publications will be releasing my new annotated and illustrated translation of Cicero’s work On Moral Ends (De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum).  This announcement will provide some details about the book and what it contains.

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Josephine Livingstone Corrects Her Characterization Of Me By Amending Her Article In The “New Republic”

Shortly after I published my post this morning on Dr. Josephine Livingstone’s false characterization of me as an alt rightist, I was contacted personally by Dr. Livingstone.  This showed real character on her part, and very much appreciated.

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Josephine Livingstone Of The New Republic Falsely Calls Me An “Alt Right Personality”

It is an unfortunate fact of life that when one achieves a certain level of accomplishment and notoriety, he will inevitably attract the attention of guttersnipes, frauds, and incompetents.  People who have no achievements to their name, or who are incapable of producing decent work in their fields, are offended by the sight of those who create and do useful work.  The man of achievement is an object of hatred for the guttersnipe or the incompetent.  Such people take refuge in hiding behind baseless accusations and name-calling.  And when they can find no labels or smears to attach to you, they simply invent them.  As Ibn Munir said on this subject:

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Video Review Of “On Duties” Translated By Quintus Curtius

Today Mr. Andrew Vittoria released a very detailed and cogent You Tube video review of my On Duties.  Readers seeking an in-depth and reasoned commentary will no doubt find this video useful.  I have embedded the video below.

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The Fortress Of The Mind

[Author’s Note:  This essay first appeared in published form in February 2015 as a chapter of my book Pantheon.  Since I use the phrase Fortress of the Mind as my motto and colophon, I wanted readers to know its origin and special significance to me.]

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