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Jack Donovan criticizes very emotionally the ideology of Political correctness which is currently flanking the globalisation and choking our societies. This is helpful. He promotes tribalism as a solution. This ancient concept had been wiped out from the western world by the industrial revolutions of the 19. and 20.th centuries.Tribes are unable to produce roads, cars, guns or even a light bulb.
By the way, living in a tribe is not a solution as he suggest, except maybe for the tribemaster. The others ended more or less in bootlicking prospect-minionships torturing the more weaker gang-members. Whoever was a member of a sect, in a students league or in military service knows this culture. Btw. who want's to know how his concept works in modern societies just google Japan uchi / soto approach. And even there, people are dying lonely.
If ‘The Way of Men’ was wobbly, this one is a total collapse of reason. A colourful collection of fallacies, baseless assertions and poor arguments, random ramblings about the decay of western culture and naively romantic, primitive ideals about masculinity. Under the vague concept of masculinity Mr Donovan advocates anti-social mindset, barbarism (primitivism) and tribalism (social parasitism or outright criminal behaviour).
After reading this book, one would led to believe that the ideal environment for men are places like latin american prisons. They tick all the boxes on Mr Donovan’s checklist: They are full of masculin man, very genuinly tribal and violent. There is no modernist nonsense, no feminist traps, no liberal and globalist tricks. No softening comfort and security provided by third parties. No distractions and wasting time with technology, education and entertainment. It's just 'real men' in 'real gangs' fighting against each other for survival. Honourable decapitation and disembowelment are generously rampant (over a 100 slaughtered in brazilian prison war early this year!). Good times! What else could a 'real man' dream of?
Of course blogging, writing books and self-publishing of demagoguery from an arm chair with all the benefits of modern technology, social and physical infrastructure must be an acceptable option, right? Or perhaps that's just part of the very masculine parasitism...
Nothing wrong on the sellers behalf but the book is terrible. I loved “The Way Of Men”, it was different, and even a little extreme but the take away was a good one I believe. But “becoming a barbarian” is literally for white supremacists. I threw the book in the trash after 42 pages.
Only through the preface and this reads like a manifesto of some of histories more radical groups. Not into it. Not even a little. Willing to change review if the rest of the book doesn't advocate isolation to the point of dangerous depravity.
Well. Review stands. Book is sexist as well as racist. Plenty of better books about caring for ones tribe please read Sebastian Junger. He has provides much more intelligent and thoughtful look at a modern tribe.
This is one of those books that seems to have a previous life as a blog post, and then the author decided to make a whole book about it. Belabored the same few points over and over again. Oh, and the points seem to be minor variations on "everyone not like me sucks". Also a fun surprise; you get to wait until the end of the book to find out how much the author seems to like Richard Spencer (the Nazi one), which explains a lot. I didn't even want to take this to a used bookstore to make a dollar back on it; went straight into the garbage.