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ARCHIVES OF July, 2009

Mashup

Mashup

Weekend Mashup, July 31 to August 2

By Steven Pressfield | Published: July 31, 2009

This week’s Mashup features jumps back and forth, between the past and present.

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On Tribalism

On Tribalism

How Tribes Measure Their Own Strength

By Steven Pressfield | Published: July 27, 2009

 

Near Camp Joyce, Konar province.  Photo by Andrew Lubin.

Near Camp Joyce, Konar province. Photo by Andrew Lubin.

In the videos (and posts) on this site, we’ve talked about the characteristics of tribes and the tribal mindset. Among these are respect for elders, hostility to outsiders, the obligation of revenge, a code of honor rather than a system of laws, hospitality, capacity to endure hardship and the suppression of women. These qualities appear to be universal, or nearly so, across all continents during all periods of history. They seem to hold true for Native Americans, Africans and Amazonians, ancient Celts and Gauls, Scottish highlanders and the savage tribes that fought Alexander, Cyrus and Xenophon. (more…)

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Mashup

Mashup

Weekend Mashup July 24 to 26

By Steven Pressfield | Published: July 24, 2009

Announced this morning: Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti will be awarded the Medal of Honor.

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