The Library

A Preface to Bronze Age Mindset

Michael Anton is not merely a Straussian; he is a former national security official in the Trump administration, speechwriter for Rudy Guiliani, and managing director at Blackrock. It would not be unusual for such a man to write a book review. It would be unusual for him to grant the time of day to something written by a pseudonymous author who calls himself the “Bronze Age Pervert”, alternatively “BAP.” Yet Anton did indeed review the book Bronze Age Mindset for the Claremont Institute, concluding his 5000 word piece: “conservatism is losing. BAP-ism is winning.”