Becoming a Barbarian won't teach you how to swing a battle axe or crush your enemies (so that you can see them driven before you and then hear the lamentation of their women).
Becoming a Barbarian is a follow-up to Donovan's cult hit, The Way of Men. Good, modern, civilized Western men today are expected to think like "citizens of the world" - obligated to everyone and no one. Natural, meaningful tribal connections have been substituted with synthetic, disposable consumer identities. Without a sense of who they are and what group they have a place in, modern men are becoming increasingly detached, disoriented, vulnerable, and ever more easily manipulated.
Becoming a Barbarian attacks the emasculated emptiness of life in the modern West and shows men how to think tribally again. It reveals the weaknesses of universalistic thinking, and challenges listeners to become the kind of men who could go all-in and devote their lives to one group of people above all others.
Becoming a Barbarian is about finding a tribe, finding a purpose, and choosing to live the kind of life that undermines the narrative of the Empire.
©2016 Jack Donovan (P)2016 Jack Donovan
A fantastic follow up to its amazing predecessor. If you're someone who really wants to find out and fix what's wrong in the world, this book is a must read.
If you have delicate sensibilities, this book is not for you. If you feel that what has become the societal norm just doesn't fit, you might want to give this a read.
Great points, reference to old scripts of those warriors that we still idolize today. Explains the need and Right we men have to the skills, strengths and mindsets that keep us safe and secure. Those same skills that are being breed and trained out of us so that we Men fit more neatly into today's Soft world.
"Our Tribe" (that we are seeking, and finding, and it is looking for us) has great power and meaning within it.
This is all happening as a new emergence within the "empire of nothing", that is quickly falling away.
Was in a handgun training class with Jack Donovan and can say "he is what he preaches".
Another masterfully written book by Jack Donovan. I definitely recommend this for anyone bold and humble enough to evaluate their societal surroundings.
Become a barbarian and become a better man. this serves as a platform to put together the words that are scattered throughout my boggled mind in this age of confusion.
I've read Becoming a Barbarian a couple times. There's a lot of meat and sustenance ; Jack drops many quotable gems and lays the groundwork for developing a truly set apart mindset. The audio version is an even greater experience. The production value is above par. Jack's voice and narration style, plus James Dorton's Thulsa Doom sounding voice, give the book an adventurous and epic energy. This is true edutainment.
I love the authors point of view on the subjects in this book. Yes some of his thoughts can be construed as racist, but he was merely stating from his point of view. Some do not like this book I however loved it
Jack Donovan gets better and better with each book. Great reading by the author in which you can hear his passion for the subject matter.
Excellent follow up to The Way of Men. Both recommended.
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