Thanks for taking the time to stop by The Masculine Epic. I appreciate it.

I go by the name Libertas here and publish under the name J.M. Carpenter. The bulk of my work on this blog covers…

  1. Masculine philosophy, lifestyle, and cultural expression.
  2. Persuasion and influence.
  3. The impact of character and charisma on history and fate.
  4. The identification and pursuit of glory.
  5. The nexus of all of these things with contemporary politics and pop culture.

I’m based in New York City, a born-and-raised native. I have been active in the city and state’s politics, on-and-off, since I was 17. I’ve worked with elected officials and in the non-profit sector. I graduated Fordham University (Class of 2011) in political science, with a philosophy minor.

In hindsight, I’m not sure college was the best way to go.

Nevertheless, given my background and education, I can share an insider’s perspective to politics (and the logic behind them) that few others understand. I’ve hobnobbed with mayors. I’ve stood with officials on the steps of City Hall. I believe that part of reclaiming masculinity for young men entails reassuming our positions as the natural leaders of civilization. It is not without merit to say that our indolence and inaction has enabled the forces of decay and entropy we see before us today.

Man is, in the words of Aristotle, a political animal.

In other fields, I’m a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of New York, and can tell you what you need to know about living in New York City.

I currently have two published works.

  1. Stumped: How Trump Triumphed
  2. Lives of the Luminaries

I hope to assist, encourage, and inform men, and perhaps even women, particularly the very young (people in their teens and early twenties), how to avoid the neurotic pressures of our time and pursue a worthier existence, one which reflects better on self, community, country, and world.

In your own search for True Glory, I’ll be there, and hopefully you’ll be there for me.