Month: November 2016

Beast Life – The Squat

  The Squat is the mother of all lower body exercises. It is in fact the only one you will ever need, outside of shaping exercises for advanced body building purposes. But the squat sucks. It is brutal. It puts tremendous stress on most of your body and can be fairly dangerous if not done correctly. You may be asking yourself why anyone should do this instead of other safer exercises that put less stress on your body. Let me enumerate the reasons: Because you’re not a sissy boy dick licker. You’re a fucking beast. Beasts don’t cry about...

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The SKS rifle: Inexpensive, Not Cheap

“The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62×39mm round, designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. Its complete designation, SKS-45, is an initialism for Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova, 1945 (Russian: Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова, 1945; Self-loading Carbine of (the) Simonov system, 1945). In the early 1950s, the Soviets took the SKS carbine out of front-line service and replaced it with the AK-47; however, the SKS remained in second-line service for decades.”[1] I bought one several years ago, a Yugoslavian made model, for $200. The Good: It’s a solid rifle. Real wood, strong metal components, decent trigger...

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Analysis of “America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-2006”

How and When Did the Cold War Begin? It is commonly accepted that the Cold War began soon after World War II ended, as the capitalist United States (US) and the communist Soviet Union vied with one another for global dominance. This is a simplistic model; the reality is much more complex. It is difficult to set a specific date (or even year) for when the Cold War began, as tensions had existed between the two nations for decades before World War II. This complexity is exacerbated because these tensions existed between the US and Russia, before the Russian...

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by Ian McLeod     Nothing says “I love you” like   FRONT TOWARD ENEMY   on a directional fragmentation antipersonnel mine.     Editor’s Note:  Occasionally, we will post poetry or other short literary works from modern authors, with their permission. Their inclusion does not necessarily mean they agree with all of the positions held at Men of the West, but simply that they  have allowed us to post their works. If you would like to read more of Ian McLeod’s poetry, you can start with his great book Bilge Pump of a Turgid Mind, which is where this...

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Poles Vs Germans: The Battle of Wizna

When the Germans rolled into Poland with over 40,000 troops, they were expecting little resistance from the Poles. What they got instead was the Polish Thermopylae. The Polish army had been building up a defensive line stretching 5.6 miles along the banks of the Narew and Biebrza rivers, with the village Wizna in the center. They had chosen the place carefully. It was an important area of Northern Poland by the lay of the land and the natural features would force any ground troops to contend with their defenses before they could gain access to Warsaw and the southern...

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