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COMPENDIUM THREAD: Every book BAP recommended on Caribbean Rhythms

The full spreadsheet will be shared when it’s done, this thread will be used to track my progress:
Note: as far as is apparent to me, BAP’s main inspirations are Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, so just assume everything they wrote is also recommended.
Episodes 1 - 10

1. The Last Byzantine Renaissance by Stephen Runciman
2. The Ordeal of Civility by John Murray Cuddihy
3. No Offense, also by JMC
4. The White Rajahs: A History of Sarawak from 1841 - 1946, also by Runciman ImageImageImageImage
5. Alexiad by Anna Comnena
6. Heartiste on Game (he doesn’t explicitly mention this book, but it’s a collection of Roissy’s now defunct blog which BAP endorsed)
7. The Greeks and Greek Civilization by Jacob Burckhardt
8. The Bell Curve by Charles Murray (mentioned) ImageImageImageImage
9. Xenephon’s Anabasis
10 & 11. The Western Way of War and The Wars of The Ancient Greeks by Victor Davis Hanson
12 & 13. Notes from Underground and The Double by Dostoevsky ImageImageImageImage
14. The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth
15 & 16. The Confusions of Young Torless and The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
17. The Good Soldier Schweik by Jaroslav Hašek ImageImageImageImage
Episodes 11-20:
18. Chaos and Night by Henry de Montherlant
19. Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality by Thronton
20 & 21. Journey to the End of the Night and Death on Credit by Celine
22. Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger ImageImageImageImage
23 - 26. Spring Snow, The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea, Confessions of a Mask, and Forbidden Colors by Mishima ImageImageImageImage
27. The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe
28. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant
29. My Life, Autobiography of Benvunito Cellini
30. Artful Partners by Bernard Berenson ImageImageImageImage
31. The European Civil War by Ernst Nolte
32. The Jewish Century by Yuri Slezkine
33. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
34. Demons by Dostoevsky ImageImageImageImage
35. Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire by Edward Luttwak
36. The Sicilian Vespers by Steven Runciman
37. The Hungry Brain by Stephan Guyenet
38. The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy by Carl Schmitt ImageImageImageImage
39. The Medieval Manichee by Steven Runciman
40. Two Nations in Your Womb by Israel Yuval ImageImage
41. The Outlaws by Ernst von Salomon
42 & 43. Runaway Horses and The Sound if Waves by Mishima
44. The Politics by Aristotle ImageImageImageImage
45 & 46. Eumeswil and On the Marble Cliffs by Ernst Junger
47. Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War
48. The Dwarf by Par Lagerkvist ImageImageImageImage
Episodes 21-30:
49. The Coming of The Greeks by Robert Drews
50. A History of Venice by John Julius Norwich
51. Profiles in Corruption by Peter Schweizer ImageImageImage
52 & 53. The Seychelles Affair and Congo Warriors by Mad Mike Hoare
54. Suicide of the West by James Burnham
55. America Alone by Mark Steyn ImageImageImageImage
56. War Dog: Fighting Other People's Wars by Al Venter
57. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
58. Godfather of The Kremlin by Paul Klebnikov ImageImageImage
59. Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov
60. The Unheavenly City by Edward Banfield
61. Immigration Economics by George Borjas
62. The Ethnic Phenomenon by Pierre van der Berghe ImageImageImageImage
63. Indo-European Origins: The Anthropological Evidence by John Day
64. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
65. Life of Timoleon by Plutarch
66. The Questionnaire by Ernst von Salomon ImageImageImageImage
Episodes 31 - 40
67. The Golden Bough by James Frazer
68. The Red and the Black by Stendhal
69. A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
70. Histories of Herodotus ImageImageImageImage
71. Theogony by Hesiod
72. From Major Jordan's Diaries by George Racey Jordan
73. The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ by Roger Stone
74. The Rise and Fall of the Elites by Vilfredo Paret ImageImageImageImage
75. The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca
76. A History of the Crusades by Stephen Runciman
77. Coup D'etat: a Practical Handbook by Edward Luttwak
78. The Thirteenth Tribe by Arthut Koestler ImageImageImageImage
Episodes 41 - 50
79. Wolfszeit um Thule by Wilhelm Landig
80. Barlaam and Josaphat: A Christian Tale of the Buddha by Gui de Cambrai
81. The Shadow of the Dalai Lama by Victor and Victoria Trimondi
82. A History of the American People by Paul Johnson ImageImageImageImage
83. The Comedians by Graham Greene
84. Passage of Darkness by Wade Davis
85. South Africa's Brave New World by R. W. Johnson
86. The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk ImageImageImageImage
87. After the Banquet by Mishima
88. Heraclitus' Fragments ImageImage
Episodes 51 -60
89. The Israel Lobby by John Mearsheimer
90. The Glass Bees by Ernst Jünger
91. America’s Half Blood Prince by @Steve_Sailer
92. America’s Inadvertent Empire by General William Odom ImageImageImageImage
93. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
94. Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes by Edward Lytton
95. The Life of Cola de Rienzi by John Wright
96. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ImageImageImageImage
97. Discourses on Livy by Machiavelli
98. The Satyricon by Petronius ImageImage
Episodes 61-70
99. Dumping Iron by @Mangan150
100 & 101. The Normans in the South and The Kingdom in the Sun by John Julius Norwich
102. St Petersburg Dialogues by Joseph de Maistre ImageImageImageImage
103 & 104. On Pain and The Worker: Dominion and Form by Ernst Junger
105. The 10,000 Year Explosion by George Cochran
106. Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies by Ian Buruma ImageImageImageImage
107. Plato's Republic
108. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Western A. Price
109. The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky
110. Parallel Lives by Plutarch ImageImageImageImage
111. The Kennan Diaries by George F. Kennan
112 & 113. My Life as an Explorer and From Pole to Pole by Sven Hedin
114. The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron ImageImageImageImage
115. The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek

Episodes 71 - 80
116. Sun and Steel by Mishima
117. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
118. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes ImageImageImageImage
119 - 121. The Pussy, Finally Some Good News, and Savage Spear of the Unicorn by @Delicious_Tacos
122. The Ice-cream Man and Other Stories by @sampinkisalive ImageImageImageImage
123. The Inequality of the Human Races by Arthur de Gobineau
124. A History of France by John Julius Norwich
125. Germania by Tacitus
126. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville ImageImageImageImage
127. A Disease in the Public Mind by Thomas Fleming
128. The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 by John Toland
129. Deadly Dialectics | Sex, Violence, and Nihilism in the World of Yukio Mishima by Roy Starrs
130. Patriotism by Mishima ImageImageImageImage
131. Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography by John Toland
132. A Troublesome Inheritance by Nicholas Wade
133. The Sotadic Zone by Richard Burton
134. Foucault's Virginity by Simon Goldhill ImageImageImageImage
135. On Power by Bertrand de Jouvenel
136. The Managerial Revolution by James Burnham
137. The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS by Michael Fumento
138. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad ImageImageImageImage
139. Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia
140. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
141. Breakfast With the Dirt Cult by Samuel Finlay
142. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene ImageImageImageImage
143. Mine Were of Trouble by Peter Kemp

Episodes 81 - 90
144. Frederick the Second: Wonder of the World by Ernst Kantorowicz
145. The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius
146. Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe ImageImageImageImage
147. On War by Carl von Clausewitz
148. Counterinsurgency Warfare by David Galula
149 - 150. On Guerrilla Warfare and The Art of War by Mao Zedong

(yeah, this was the @chernayakoshka episode) ImageImageImageImage
151. Taken Into Custody by Stephen Baskerville
152. Jack Kerouac and the Decline of the West by Semmelweis
153 & 154. Gates of Fire and The Profession by Stephen Pressfield ImageImageImageImage
155. Dune by Frank Herbert
156. Background to Betrayal by Hillaire du Berrier
157. Stalin's War by Sean McMeekin
158. Shanghai Conspiracy by Charles Willoughby ImageImageImageImage
Episodes 91 - 100
159. Steelstorm by @7riskelionJihad
160. Why Race Matters by Michael Levin
161. Reflections on the Imitation of Greek Works in Painting and Sculpture by Johan Winkelmann
162. Cosmogonic Reflections by Ludwig Klages ImageImageImageImage
163. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
164. The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laertes
165. The End of the Bronze Age by Robert Drews
166. Oceanic Migration by Charles and F. M. Pearce ImageImageImageImage
167. The Boy in the River by Richard Hoskins
168. Passovers of Blood by Ariel Toaff
169. Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects by Giorgio Vasari
170. Satires of Juvenal
171. Tacitus' Agricola ImageImageImageImage
Episodes 101 - 110
172. The Shock of History by Dominique Venner
173. Dark Shamans by Neil Whitehead
174. Fighting Power by Martin van Creveld
175. 4th Generation Warfare by William S. Lind ImageImageImageImage
176. An Experiment With Time by J. W. Dunne
177. The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
178. The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth by Barbara Seaman
179. Three Lives of Golden Age Bodybuilders by @Babygravy9 ImageImageImage
180 & 181. Raw Egg Nationalism in Theory and Practice and The Eggs Benedict Option by @Babygravy9 (he hadn't yet finished TEBO at time of his episode with BAP, but he mentioned it on air and it's out now, so it goes on the list)
182. The Art of Love by Ovid ImageImageImage
183. Ancient Greek: A New Approach by Carl Ruck
184. Ibn Fadlan's Journey to Russia (Risala) by Ahmad ibn Fadlan
185. Italian Journey by Johann von Goethe ImageImageImage
Episodes 111 - 120
186. Memorabilia by Xenephon
187. The Nomos of the Earth by Carl Schmitt
188. Clash of Civilizations by Sam Huntington
189. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad ImageImageImageImage
190. Divine Comedy by Dante
191. The Song of Roland by (probably) Turold
192. The Age of Em by Robin Hanson
193. They Had no Deepness of Earth by @0x49fa98 ImageImageImageImage
194. That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis
195. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
196. 1001 Arabian Nights by Richard Burton
197. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Lle Bon ImageImageImageImage
198. Neuromancer by William Gibson

Someone pointed out, in Episode 54 I missed:

199. Njal's Saga ImageImage
Okay. It's up to date! This thread will continue as the show goes on, and if people point out books I might have missed.

The spreadsheet will be on @realChadnet website soon.

New episode when? @KhalkeionGenos

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The ex-gangster/pimp turned Islamic speaker. The psychology major to “female scholar” pipeline. The redpill masculinity coach who converts to Islam because it’s “based”. The divorced single mother who wants to teach young Muslim girls “their worth”.

Any worthwhile islamicate will never come about as long as this type of Broken Muslim is allowed to even speak in public.
No one seems to talk about the undeniable historical fact that Broken Muslims with ridiculous pasts filled with degenerate behavior never cause any worthwhile change. At best they inspire some Muslims to cut out some sinning from their personal life and a few conversions, but that’s it. They never actually build anything yet we treat them like they do. It’s sickening.
They also won’t build anything if they’re psychological messes. I don’t care if their past was their fault or not. I regularly see looney toon proselytizers and “speakers” who use the story of Sayiduna Omar RA as an example of “THE MAN WHO CHANGED HIS WAYS”, and it drives me insane how much they distort his story. Yes, his biggest and only glaring issue was his disbelief, but that was pretty much it. Other than that he was such a stand up guy to the Quraish that every Muslim in Mecca fantasized of the boon he’d be to Islam if he converted, which he lived up to and exceeded beyond their wildest dreams. He was elite stock, not a model for illiterate gangster MORONS
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🧵I haven’t made a “what I hate about popular entertainment” thread in a while, but regardless, this episode in Black Mirror’s latest season falls right into my “cultural sphere” and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about how utterly horrific it is

So let’s talk about it: Image
To preface: I’m sure you guys who follow me all know already, but almost all popular depictions of Muslims in media today all suck. Horrifically, gut wrenching levels of low quality trash. It’s libtard diversity token propaganda with cultural communist undertones and never delivers a positive message that leaves the audience fulfilled or having learned anything. You will always leave these productions feeling worse than before.

You might think: is this the usual case of white libs trying to write about cultures they don’t understand and failing as usual? Nope! Not this time.

These shows are made by — you guessed it — second generation “Muslim” diaspora. Where white and Jewish writers only seemed to portray Muslims as terrorists and tech support nerds, actual children of Muslim immigrants who were “traumatized” by such depictions decided to portray us as soy chugging losers “struggling with life” who don’t care about anything and are up for everything. Amazing!

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I decided to give this a read. I knew it would be bad, but I didn't expect this. Lmao.

Let's go through it:

The point of this, according to this lady, is to "preserve the Islamic tradition" whilst extrapolating it into modern contexts. It uses, as a primary example to detail her thinking, a "case" she got of a woman who was "ghosted" during the courting process with a man after an argument. There was no nikah contract done, they were doing this purely moving along with social expectations. Therefore, under the tradition's law, there is nothing legally binding on this man. He doesn't owe her anything.

This text however argues, that because we allegedly don't live in a time where this man would be accosted and browbeaten for ghosting this girl (a lie), and that we aren't in Islamically sanctioned lands (in addition to other factors), we can use the sharia to hold him liable in this case. What could possibly go wrong?

Furthermore, she concludes from these reasons that this somehow makes the argument for a need of "female jurists" (AKA Muslim Longhouse Commissars) to help in these cases,

Ah yes, please hit me with "The modern world brings with it a total loss of Sharia, women most affected"

I'm sure this narcissistic perspective won't creep into the rest of this text at all Image
She then goes on to make her case as to how in the made-up, fake legal issue she has, the man has violated the girl and the sharia. The first point just assumes, as if they could read the mind the male defendant, that he used the courting process as a way to "have access" to her.

Other than this being insane on its face, the implication is very funny. Many Muslim men above the age of 20 have been through the process of trying to court a girl through parents at least once - what exactly are you, a Muslim man in a Western environment, allowed to do with a woman you're courting that's any more than what the rest of the non-mahrams that witnessed her in her life are allowed up until that point?

Seriously, think about it. This point assumes that the woman being courted was just living in a perfect cocoon, having never gone to school, college, etc. Would be great if that were the case, but Miss Badawi just carries this implication along without realizing it.

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From the get go, Tony tells you what the series is about. He knows that even though he’s far richer than his father was, he feels his father “had it better.” Both were mobsters, but Tony believes he had the better life as one.

“I came in at the end. The best is over.”
This is one of the main themes of the show: decline. Decline of heart (family), mind (work), and soul (America’s)

Throughout the series, each character finds themselves torn apart and struggling with each. Sometimes they give up one for the other, sometimes they lose all 3.
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