The traditionalRIGHT staff wish to provide resources and list essential reading material for the Traditionalist in the modern age.
Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Marine Corps Field Manuals
These FMs were written by a series of seminars on 4GW which Mr. Lind led before his retirement, mostly made up of US Marine Corps officers. Why were they issued by the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Marine Corps? Because they could not write official manuals for the US Marine Corps, and also because, as anyone on the traditional right should understand, it is important to keep the old empires alive, even if only as shadows.
“The Canon” is a series of books that, if read in the proper order, take the reader from the First Generation of modern war into the Fourth. The books are listed below, but a synopsis of each can be found here.
1) The Enlightened Soldier: Scharnhorst and the Militaerische Gesellschaft in Berlin, 1801-1805 by Charles E. White, (Praeger, Westpower, CT, 1989)
2) The Seeds of Disaster: The Development of French Army Doctrine, 1919-1939 by Robert A Doughty (Archon Books, Hamden, CT, 1986)
3) Stormtroop Tactics: Innovation in the German Army, 1914-1918 by Bruce Gudmundsson (Praeger, Westport, CT, 1989)
4) Command or Control? Command, Training and Tactics in the British and German Armies, 1888-1918, by Martin Samuels (Frank Cass Publishers, London, 1995)
5) The Breaking Point: Sedan and the Fall of France, 1940, by Robert Doughty (Archon Books, Hamden, CT, 1982)
6) Fighting Power: German and US Army Performance, 1939-1945, by Martin van Creveld (The Free Press, NY, 1991)
7) The Transformation of War by Marin van Creveld (The Free Press, NY, 1991)
Supplementary: The Rules of the Game by Andrew Gordon
Before “The View From Olympus,” Mr. Lind had a regular internet column that was published during the height the post-9/11 wars. Castalia House has compiled the columns into a book, which can be ordered here: