The Classical Man

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The Time Machine

Continuing along the lines of my most recent post about the Imperial Officer, I have been reading letters written by Gen. Robert E. Lee. Although he was not a German Imperial Officer he was one of a breed of men that were the closest thing America has had to an aristocracy since the revolution. These…

The Imperial Officer

There are many examples of masculine, aristocratic gentlemen in history. Today, I would like to focus on the Imperial German officer as an example of such a man. When I write of the German Imperial Officer, I am writing about a period that ended in 1918, therefore this post does not include post 1918 Germany…

Throw Away Culture and Harmful Plastics

If you live in the United States, you live in a consumer culture where mediocrity is “quality” and a product that lasts over 3 years is considered long term. As a result, we have amassed incredible amounts of garbage and have exposed ourselves to apparently estrogen enhancing plastics. There seems to be increasing evidence that…

The Company That We Keep

Much can be discerned about a man based on his friends, business associates, dress and leisure pursuits. The company that anyone of us keeps is not isolated to the people that we spend time with, but also the music that we listen to, the books that we read, the movies that we watch. We never…

We Are the Men Who Came Before Us

Some of my earliest memories are from hanging out with my extended family at my grandparents home in New York. On hot, humid summer evenings we would all sit out until late in the night. I can still see the garage door open and my uncle’s bench, barbell and weights sitting there. This was my…

What You Eat Matters

Food isn’t what it used to be. As a matter of fact, much of the “food” sold in the United States ( I don’t know about Europe) isn’t really food at all as it has less nutritional value. Fruits, vegetables and grains are now so manipulated that they provide less nutritional value than they used…

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Whats in a Name?

I recently was pondering how it used to be important to men to keep up the family name. There was also a common saying, particularly among those in the trades that, “I’m not going to put my name to that!”. This saying meant that a man would not have his name associated with something of…

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What the West Can Learn From Russia

The reaction of the west to Russian aggression and Vladimir Putin in particular is really quite fascinating. Outside of geopolitics, I believe that as men, there are some really interesting observations that we can make. It really is amazing some times to see how the stage may change, but the dynamics remain the same. Some…

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Why We Need Aristocracy

Contrary to socialist utopian thinking, there will never be a classless society. In any society a small group of elites will rise to the top and become its leaders. There are many ways in which one could become a leader, but it essentially boils down to two paths; ethical or unethical. Since there are an…