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Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations Is The Best Manual We Have On How To Live

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1900:  Roman civilization, 2nd century A.D. Bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.  (Photo By DEA / G. NIMATALLAH/De Agostini/Getty Images)

Marcus Aurelius was the only Roman emperor who fits the title of “philosopher king” as described by Plato, ruling with wisdom and prudence gained from his Stoic teachers. Thankfully for us, he maintained a diary called Meditations that relayed his knowledge and what he learned during his life. I became interested in reading it after […]

15 Important Quotes From The Predatory Female


Published way back in 1992, The Predatory Female may be the first red pill book ever written. It warns men about the dangers of modern women well before male-centered internet communities began to do the same. While used copies of the book are expensive, PDF versions can be found via Google. Constructed in the form of […]

Is Digital Technology Destroying The Middle Class?


Who Owns The Future is a book that describes how advancing computer technology is centralizing power and wealth into the hands of those who own a network that has the comparative information advantage of having millions of its users essentially work for free. Every time you use Facebook or Google, you provide the company with […]

A Book Of Red Pill Wisdom Has Finally Arrived


This review was originally published on Return Of Kings. ROK’s very own Quintus Curtius has written a book that unearths old wisdom and presents it logically and clearly in essay form so that men of today can learn from men of the past. It’s like The 48 Laws Of Power for masculine men. The prologue, […]

In Defense Of Women

In this book, H. L. Mencken gives us his thoughts and analysis on American women through dozens of little essays that range in topic from female intelligence to their behavior during marriage. While it is sometimes hard to tell if he is satirizing or not, he does make the case that women have been long […]

Review Of Antifragile By Nassim Taleb

In this book, written by Nassim Taleb (author of Black Swan), we are introduced to antifragility, a concept where some systems are strengthened by volatility instead of weakened by it. For example, a set of wine glasses is fragile because any volatility will break them, but humankind is antifragile thanks to evolution and our ability […]

The War Against Beauty

Beauty is an excellent book by Roger Scruton that offers a philosophical justification for seeking, desiring, and celebrating beauty. …beauty demands to be noticed; it speaks to us directly like the voice of an intimate friend. If there are people who are indifferent to beauty, then it is surely because they do not perceive it. […]

The Manipulated Man

“Could it be that strength, intelligence, and imagination are not prerequisites for power but merely qualifications for slavery? Could it be that the world is not being ruled by experts but by beings who are not fit for anything else—by women?” Esther Vilar argues that the freedom men think they have in selecting a wife […]

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PREVIOUSLY: More Book Reviews 13 Top 10 Most Important Books The Amazon Kindle Is A Game Changer REVIEWS: Amusing Ourselves To Death In this 1985 book essay, Neil Postman offers a lamentation on the information culture, addressing the negative effects that certain inventions have had on how humans think and behave. In particular he talks […]

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PREVIOUSLY: More Book Reviews 12 Top 10 Most Important Books The Amazon Kindle Is A Game Changer REVIEWS: Pacific Crucible I needed a break from land-based war books so I checked out this one about Americas fight with Japan starting with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and ending with the Battle of Midway. I’m used […]

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PREVIOUSLY: More Book Reviews 11 Top 10 Most Important Books The Amazon Kindle Is A Game Changer REVIEWS: The Way Of Men This book aims to explain the nature of man and masculinity, using both historical and present-day examples to paint a picture of what makes a man. Today, anyone with a penis is biologically […]

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PREVIOUSLY: More Book Reviews 10 Top 10 Most Important Books The Amazon Kindle Is A Game Changer REVIEWS: The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich This doozy of a book, clocking in at 1,280 pages, chronicles the rise of Adolf Hitler from homeless vagabond to warlord of Germany, which he came to control for […]

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PREVIOUSLY: More Book Reviews 9 Top 10 Most Important Books The Amazon Kindle Is A Game Changer REVIEWS: Alexander The Great This is an entertaining book about how Alexander conquered the Persians to create one of the largest empires of the ancient world. The author takes you along all the key battles while giving you […]