Book Review: Twilight of the Elites:America After Meritocracy by Christopher Hayes

Twilight of the Elites is the most radical book I’ve read in recent years. It explains how our meritocratic system, when taken to its logical conclusion, undermines and destroys the very meritocracy it seeks to create. “America feels broken. Over the last decade, a nation accustomed to greatness has had to reconcile itself to an [...]

In The Wake of Hannibal

I have finished my first draft of my new work in progress In the Wake of Hannibal. Gisco was a real person. He traveled with Hannibal on his epic journey across the Pyrenees, through ancient Gaul, over the Alps and into Italy. He was in Hannibal’s inner circle and was with him at the battles [...]

Book Review: Colossus Stone and Steel. The Four Emperors by David Blixt

From A.D. 54 to A.D. 68, Rome was ruled by a madman. His name was Lucius Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, commonly known as Nero. Rome at this time ruled the civilized world from Syria to Brittania. Nero killed his mother and two of his wives, Octavia and Poppaea. (Although Poppaea’s death was probably unintentional) [...]