It is a place where myths become true. No. It is a place where myths are more than true; a place where the myths have power and you have none. The effect is a diminution of the self in the face of something older, vaster, and stranger.
READING LIST THREAD History books that are both fascinating and informative. Will update regularly. pic.twitter.com/jI1UtdpDZv — The Dissident Review (@Dissident_Rev) August 16, 2022 Found himBook reviews and literary criticism of adventure stories, along with an archive of John J. Reilly’s The Long ViewWith Both HandsBenjamin EspenThe
Synoptic history of Europe, The Night Land, how epic fantasy has failed readers, the most horrifying anti-war satire I've read, and a cover reveal for Spengler's Future
Things have been slow here at With Both Hands due to other commitments, but I decided to use this time to work on some things behind the scenes. There have been some requested improvements to how things work around here, and I will working on deploying them soon. Some other
On Twitter this morning I commented on how historical and literary criticism of the Gospels has slowly come around to the traditional interpretation, although I suspect many people haven’t quite caught on to that yet. In particular, I love this from PEG’s book review of Jesus and the
Tell Me How This Ends: Ordered Disobedience The commander of Taffy 3, Rear Admiral Clifton Sprague, saw immediately that his task force couldn’t survive the engagement, so he tried to salvage what he could: He ordered his destroyers and destroyer escorts to attack, to cover the hoped-for withdrawal of
As documented in Operation Kronstadt, The head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, Captain Mansfield Cumming, wanted to use Coastal Motor Boats to rescue a field agent out of Bolshevik-controlled Petrograd in 1919. The CMBs were small and fast, and had the ability to hydroplane and avoid the sub-surface mines