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.
Another Donovan book I'll be rereading. His voice has become the sound of my own internal dialogue. So many things I have felt for years came to life through his writing. That yearning for something I haven't been able to pinpoint has become so much clearer. After reading his first book, I was eager to get into this one. So rewarding. I see now that it isn't isolation I've been searching for, but rather to be part of something that's detached from the mainstream. Something that stands on its own without any allegiance to the "Empire," whether conscious or unconscious. I feel inspired after this. I always feel duty pressing me towards more and this book makes me feel like that something more is within reach. It defines the something more.
This is an uncomfortable book, with points that you will disagree with.
It is also a book written, seemingly, with naught but honesty.
It is likely worth some amount of your time and consideration.
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.
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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