Foundational Reading

TODO: Add the F. Roger Devlin books, articles, scribbling, all of it.

Update: See here for favoured Devlin links.

Update: Losing the Ties that Bind


25 responses to “Foundational Reading

  1. Will S.

    October 28, 2011 at 5:02 am

    (Still under construction)

  2. Chris

    October 29, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Guys, you are now linked @ my place. Best wishes.

  3. Will S.

    October 29, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks Chris! Cheers.

  4. Svar

    October 30, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you, Chris.

  5. ElectricAngel

    December 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I could recommend a few pieces by John Zmirak at, but if you haven’t found them yet, I’d doubt they’re “foundational.” Nice place you have here.

    I’d add some links to F. Roger Devlin to go with The Garbage Generation, too.

  6. Will S.

    December 12, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Hey ElectricAngel, we’d certainly be interested to see any pieces you recommend. We haven’t finished this yet. As for Devlin, we are familiar with all his writings – I certainly am, and I think Svar is familiar with several if not all of them too, and I’m sure at least some of the others are familiar with some of his writings – and intend to link them, eventually; we just haven’t gotten around to it yet. 🙂

  7. ElectricAngel

    December 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm


    I’d recommend Zmirak’s “Bad Catholic’s Guide” to a) Good Living; b) Wine, Whiskey, and Song; c) The Seven Deadly Sins, all available on Amazon.

    A sample from the last book, which is an expansion of columns Zmirak has written for Crisis Magazine, is this:

    I first discovered Roissy in September, 2009, but read this article a few months before then. Zmirak is still a bit of a white-knighter in it, especially in his analysis of feminism as REACTION to the sexual revolution, not key enabler of it. Still, his deliciously funny but reverent take on Catholicism is well worth adding to the foundations (in this article, he describes Catholicism as “like really authentic Mexican food (think habeneros and fried crickets), … at once both pungent and offensive. It offends me all the time, with the outrageous demands it makes of my fallen nature and the sheer weirdness of its claims.”).

    I can point out a few other articles, but this should give a sense of the man.

  8. Will S.

    December 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks EA!

  9. Svar

    December 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I actually haven’t read much by F. Roger Devlin. I’m not too familiar with his work, but we do need to add more to this page. Remember that long piece by The Fifth Horseman?

    I added the last few pages for Foundational Reading. The other admins/editors should add stuff too. I might add some stuff I came across again at Bruce Charlton’s site, recently.

  10. Will S.

    December 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I’ll add in the Devlin stuff eventually.

  11. ElectricAngel

    December 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Svar, I can’t recommend the “Misandry Bubble” as foundational, mostly b/c the metaphor of “bubble” doesn’t apply to misandry. If something was in a bubble, it was “gynocentrism,” or maybe “fematerialism.” It was a great overview of a number of issues in the manosphere. But it doesn’t seem to apply to a blog concerned with the religious/reactionary viewpoint.

    As to “haven’t read much by F. Roger Devlin,” you may as well admit to “haven’t read much Roissy.” Devlin could be Roissy’s Roissy. Go!

    Lastly, I have to follow up my one effort in the ‘sphere, published over at Ferdinand’s place. There are two follow-ups, the latter being my combination of game, HBD, SBPDL, and traditionalist religion, but I don’t know really WHERE I should send it. Maybe here?

  12. Will S.

    December 13, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I will bring your request before the Council.

  13. Svar

    December 14, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Electric Angel, those of us whom were present at the Council talked about it and we decided that we would like for you to do a guest post for Patriactionary,

  14. Svar

    December 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

    “As to “haven’t read much by F. Roger Devlin,” you may as well admit to “haven’t read much Roissy.” Devlin could be Roissy’s Roissy. Go!”

    I’ll get on to it for sure.

  15. ElectricAngel

    December 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Ah, excellent, I doff my chapeau before the noble men of the Council, and humbly bid directions on where to send it. If fashion allows, I would like it to be “Observations at an Orthodox Jewish Wedding,” a report on betas organized to build a stable marriage-friendly society.

  16. Will S.

    December 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    See our links? Ulysses can be reached at his personal blog, Hidden Leaves; his email address is available there.

  17. Master Po

    December 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I’ve gotta add:

    Phillip Longman’s The Return of Patriarchy, Foreign Policy 2006

    Lee Harris’ The Future of Tradition, Policy Review 2005 (read to the end for the biggest surprise!!).

    as absolutely foundational reading. Taken together, these were my “red pill”. Unadorned human reason is absolutely sufficient to come to, or return to, the patriarchal viewpoint. This is why I continue to maintain, independent of religion, independent of revelation, independent of tradition, Patriarchy is always and everywhere synonymous with Civilization. When you hear people complain about patriarchy, just substitute the word “civilization” and see if they make any sense (hint: they won’t).

  18. Will S.

    December 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Sounds interesting; I’ll have to take a look.

  19. Svar

    December 27, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I think most of Devlin’s works can be found on WN sites like Counter-Currents. You don’t really find them elsewhere.

  20. Svar

    December 27, 2011 at 11:32 am

    But yeah, we need to add some more material.

  21. Will S.

    December 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    @ Svar: and you also find several Devlin pieces at the Last Ditch, a site with some WN-ish sympathies, but anarchist rather than nationalist, actually.

  22. Will S.

    May 10, 2016 at 3:36 am

  23. Just Some Guy

    June 9, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Just found your site through Dalrock’s blog and still perusing. Just wanted to let you know that the ‘Three Weddings and a Funeral’ seems to no longer be available. I look forward to seeing what else is here.


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