Larry Kelley Author Home Page 2023-06-01T22:09:17-07:00

Novel coming soon

An American Slave in Barbary

Excerpt from Chapter 1:

“On the morning of August 2, 1801, seven days after we left Greece, we were only about 30 leagues from the Straits of Gibraltar, as we adjusted the sails and riggings of our 12-man commercial ketch, Intrepid, we made ready for her departure from the Mediterranean and our entrance back into the Atlantic.  We were on our way back to Boston when our passage was blocked by two Muslim pirate ships. Each was a three-masted xebec, with crews of about 200 and fourteen cannons. They didn’t fire their cannons at us because their aim was to capture our ship intact and our crew alive.”

Lessons from Fallen Civilizations;

Why Great Societies Fail

Larry Kelley portrays in dramatic detail the fall of five great civilizations, the Greek City State in 323 BC, Carthage in 146 BC, the Roman Empire of the West in 476 AD, Constantinople, the Roman Empire of the East in 1453, and the Ottoman Empire in 1918. 

In each example, he describes how these once great peoples lost their freedom and fell prey to immutable laws which govern the fall of great societies, which can be seen to repeat in human history, and which are now in play in America.


“Larry Kelley’s Lessons from Fallen Civilizations is a sweeping tour de force that reminds us that civilization as we know it is a fragile miracle that modern day barbarians could easily sweep away with the help of a complacent polity if we fail to protect and defend it.”

-Kenneth R. Timmerman Best-selling author

Endorsements continued

“In developing his unique list of immutable principles that govern the fall of great Western Civilizations, Kelley makes a compelling contribution in the effort to reverse America’s decline.”

-Jerome Corsi Best-selling author of Unfit for Command

“The West is at a crossroads. If you want to really understand how other cultures fell, why the United States is at a precipice, who the real threat is to our survival, and what we must do to avoid the fates of Greece, Carthage, and Rome, listen very closely to what Larry Kelley is telling you in Lessons From Fallen Civilizations. Our Founders understood well these messages from history—so should we.”

-Chris Field Executive Editor, The Blaze Magazine

Freedom Chronicles Newsletter

Freedom Chronicles #5

In my book, Lessons from Fallen Civilizations, I wrote—”History is not an exact roadmap for the future but it is the only navigation aid we have.”  Freedom lovers must face the current threat to our civilization, the new Axis of Evil, China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.  

China is stealing our proprietary technologies, flooding our country with fentanyl, and blackmailing our first family. We should respond in kind. Going forward, my Freedom Chronicles will report on the cracks in this unholy alliance and expose its glaring and appalling weaknesses.

Many Axis watchers believe we are now living in a 1939-like moment. Bolstered by its partners, China is rapidly advancing toward its long-and-openly-advocated goal of total hegemony over the West. This newsletter will now be dedicated to understanding our enemies, knowing their strengths, but more importantly, exploiting their weaknesses and following the Reagan model, that is, bringing them down “without firing a shot.”  

Recent drone attacks on U.S. military bases in northeast Syria have resulted in the death of a U.S. contractor and wounded six other American soldiers. We know the drones were Iranian, launched the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps), the theocracy’s paramilitary arm responsible for smuggling explosive devices into Iraq and killing thousands of our soldiers there.   Reports from local monitoring groups reported our responding attack ordered by Biden claimed between four and eight fatalities of IRGC-aligned militants.

In what is becoming an all-too-common event, our primary air defense at our Syrian base, an Avenger missile system, was “not fully operational” at the time of the attack, experiencing an unexpected maintenance problem. Thankfully, U.S. officials also said Iran-backed militias launched 10 rockets at another U.S. base in the area but yielded no casualties. Testifying before Congress, U.S. Army General Michael Kurilla, commander of American forces in the region, reported that Iran has launched 78 attacks on U.S. positions in Syria since January 2021.               

Weaknesses the West Must Now Exploit

Support for the theocratic regime in Tehran is disintegrating. Iranians by the thousands took to the streets late last year, after the regime brutally murdered a 22-year-old Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, of Sunni/Kurdish descent, with unveiled brave young women and girls on the frontlines. Demonstrations continue more often and with greater intensity.  Riots in Iran have been going on for over a decade.

In 2009, what came to be the “Green Revolution” saw hundreds of thousands of Iranians take to the streets in the capital to protest the fraudulent re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Nationwide protests shook the Islamic Republic in late 2017 and have occurred regularly in the years since. In November 2019, protests spurred the regime to kill as many as 1,500 demonstrators, according to Reuters. The rioters began challenging the regime’s mismanaged economy, corruption, human rights abuses, and regional aggression against minorities